Money Well Spent
The Trust's Head of Social Enterprise Richard Fishlock recently hosted a tour of Sporting Club Thamesmead and The Link Thamesmead for representatives of the grant giving body The London Marathon Trust.
The Trust has been a long-standing supporters of our work, having in the past funded the bowling green at the Pop In Parlour and the climbing wall at the cAve.
More recently the grant body has funded new facilities at both Sporting Club Thamesmead and The Link, so Richard thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show the Trust how their money has been put to use.
The tour began at Sporting Club, where Trust Secretary David Golton and Trustee John Austin were given an update on the build programme and saw the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) funded by the Trust. Following this Richard took David and John to The Link to view the ropes courses in Arch C and the new gym equipment in Arch H, all of which were funded by a further grant from the London Marathon Trust.
“The tour was well received, and I think David and John were really impressed with the scope of the projects,” explained Richard. “They share our commitment to making a difference in Thamesmead, and our excitement at the opportunities that will be created once both centres are fully up and running.”
Back in August Trust Thamesmead submitted an application for funding for a second MUGA at Sporting Club Thamesmead, which was dropped from the original plans due to cost constraints. Richard continues: “I hope I managed to get over to the Trust the enormous potential at Sporting Club, and the difference a second MUGA would make in terms of us being able to host additional sports such as Cage Cricket, mini-hockey and tennis.” The funding decision is due in December, so watch this space.