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Northamptonshire Businesses and SportsAid give talented young people a Sporting Chance

The Northampton Sporting Lunch Club aims to raise funds for SportsAid, the National Charity for sport, and last year raised an impressive £16,000 over three successful events.

The lunches, which are organised by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, in conjunction with SportsAid, provide an ideal opportunity for local businesses to network, and to be inspired by stories from famous sports personalities, who are booked as guest speakers at each event.

Currently supported by sponsors including Howes Percival, Grant Thornton, Natwest, David Williams IFA, Ad Valorem, Northampton County Cricket Club and Interdirect, the sporting lunch club is going from strength-to-strength and as such is set to become the business networking event in Northamptonshire.

Commenting on the success of 2016, Roger Fennemore of SportsAid said “Sporting tradition is extremely important and has a rich heritage in Northamptonshire. Since working with the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, our lunches have improved in both quality and size. This is reflected in the fantastic amount of money raised last year, which will enable us to support 16 young, aspiring and talented sportspeople in the local area.”

Ray Payne, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club added “We are proud hosts of the SportsAid lunches, and are keen to see them continue to grow in popularity amongst the local business community, so that even more young talented sports people can be given the essential help that is proven to make such a difference to their success.”