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Support Our Kids' Fitness in St Albans

Support Our Kids' Fitness in St Albans

The Triathlon Trust are looking for local businesses to support their 2016 Multi-Sports Event in St Albans. They are a national registered charity that delivers free multi-sport activities to children of all abilities across the UK. Aiming to use the engaging sport of triathlon to encourage children to become more active, not only improving their health, but also developing social skills, increasing self-esteem and nurturing good habits such as commitment, discipline and respect.

Vital work

It's common knowledge that low activity levels contribute to obesity. Experts warn that the number of fatalities due to obesity may soon, for the first time exceed those caused by smoking. Being overweight leaves people at high risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis.

  • 71% of boys and 81% of girls do not meet the minimum level of physical activity per day.
  • Over 30% of primary school children are obese, with two-thirds showing early signs of heart disease.

Evidence shows that the benefits of regular physical activity can also help young people to build confidence, develop social skills, support mental wellbeing and improve academic performance.

The Event

Following a hugely successful pilot in Samuel Ryder Academy last year, Triathlon Trust are bringing their FREE swim, bike run activity to Westminster Lodge for up to 1000 children from primary and secondary schools in the local area to attend. The event is delivered by the professional team at the Trust and supported by around 40 volunteers from the local community.

The total cost of delivering this event is just £4000. This covers the following:

  • Venue hire
  • Transportation of bikes, scooters, helmets and equipment
  • Experienced delivery team and qualified coaches
  • Medals for all participants
  • Volunteer t-shirts
  • Professional first aid support
  • Insurance cover
  • Lunch and refreshments for volunteers
  • Promotion of event and school bookings

Funding packages

There are 3 packages available to businesses that would like to support this event. Bespoke package can also be tailored to suit company objectives or budget available.

  • Headline Sponsor - Opportunity for a single company to sponsor the entire event from £4000.
  • Funding Partners - 2 organisations can jointly sponsor the event from £2000 per company.
  • 3 or 4 Sponsors – A group of companies can sponsor the event from just £1000 each. You can sponsor one part of the race from Registration/ Finish, Swim Bike or Run.

If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity - Contact Claire Kremer for information [email protected] or call 07946 042078.

 
by Philip Kenchington, allaboutstalbans.com - 24/02/2016 00:00

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