Le Tour De John Grose Update
An Ipswich based charity supporting local people through sport has received a boost thanks to the generosity of employees at John Grose.
A total of £1,611 was donated to the Ipswich Town Football Club Charitable Trust after six John Grose employees, led by organiser Danny Reynolds, took part in a sponsored cycle ride around all of the John Grose locations in East Anglia – over 120 miles. This was with the support of a £150 match fund through the Blakemore Foundation Independent Retailer Scheme.
Ipswich Town Football Club Charitable Trust is a locally based organisation who use sport and their association with the football club to make a difference to the lives of people living in and around Suffolk.
The team at John Grose decided to raise funds for the trust after witnessing the impressive work the charity undertakes to bring local people together through sport.
Sue Jackson, SPAR Melton said:
“We had a fantastic day and it was great to be part of the challenge. Though we were very tired at the end, being able to hand over much needed funds to a charity that is such an integral part of the community made it all worth it. ”
Jo- Ann Barker, Ipswich Town Football Club Charitable Trust added:
“We were delighted to be the chosen charity for Le Tour de John Grose cycle challenge that Sue and several other John Grose employees took part in. We were even more delighted to hear that the Spar in Melton had offered to match all Sue’s fundraising efforts for the event , with SPAR’s generous donation the Tour de John Grose team raised a total of £1,611 for the ITFC Charitable Trust.
“We really appreciate the fundraising efforts, enthusiasm and support from all those involved helping us to continue our good work with young people in Suffolk who are most in need.”