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Wednesday 13 May 2015 – Media Release

Canary Wharf Contractors Fund Supports Local Sport

Canary Wharf Contractors Fund (CWCF) has announced the 14 beneficiaries of its fourth annual sports donations to local clubs in Tower Hamlets and its surrounding boroughs. The Fund has distributed nearly £2 million to local and national causes to date, including sports bodies, since it was established in 2001.

The local sporting associations recognised ranged from football clubs to watersports centres, judo clubs to dance academies. They were presented cheques on 12 May at an event hosted at Canary Wharf Group’s offices at One Canada Square.

Cormac MacCrann, Executive Director of Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd, and Chairman of the Fund said: “I am very grateful to the supporters of Canary Wharf Contractors Fund for helping us raise these significant amounts of money. Much of the funds that we raise go to help children’s hospitals and hospices, so it is good to be able to help young people involved in sporting activities also. There is a huge breadth of sport clubs in Tower Hamlets, they all do great work for local children and adults and we are delighted to be able to support them.”

Projects being supported by the Fund this year are as follows:

Bangladesh Football Association: A donation has been made towards a new programme to encourage young people with disabilities to play football in a safe and friendly environment.

Bethnal Green Swimming Sharks: This community based swimming club will now be able to purchase new swim club software and computer equipment to assist with the running and management of the club.

Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre: This donation will support the Youth Afloat Programme by subsidising a number of places for local people to be able to access this popular Summer Scheme.

Embrace Dance: Funding towards free Saturday morning street dance classes for local children aged 6-16 years old at Island House.

FC Hamlets POPAC: This donation will allow this successful club to support the FC Hamlets Youth Development Project, supporting young people within FC Hamlets U16’s and U18’s youth football teams, providing personal development along with volunteering opportunities.

George Green’s School: This donation will support the delivery of a Level 1 Football coaching programme for 16 young people aged between 16-18 years.

Kaizen Academy: Kaizen Academy is a successful local karate group, funding will allow them to run the ‘Team Kaizen Summer Programme’ for young people during the summer holidays.

Lee Valley Ice Skating Team: This successful local Ice Skating Team will be able to assist the development of free skaters by attending an Elite training camp.

Lincoln Area Regeneration Group (LARG): This donation will support the running of the group’s new project ‘A Day in a Dancers World’.

London Disability Swimming Club: A donation has been made towards new team tracksuits as the swimmers take part in more national and international competitions.

Stepney Cricket Club: A donation has been made to this new cricket club in Tower Hamlets to help them to develop and establish themselves.

Tower Hamlets Badminton Academy: This donation will be used to support the progression of elite players with extra coaching and support with competition fees.

Tower Hamlets Judo Club: Funding will allow the club to deliver new coaching sessions in areas of Tower Hamlets that they currently do not cover, such as Bow, Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

Vallance Community Sports Association: This donation will fund a 20 week multi sports programme called ‘Sports 4 All’ offering local young people access to safe and structured activities.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group press office on 020 7418 2000 or email pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to Editors:
Canary Wharf Contractors Fund (CWCF) is a charity established in 2001 by Canary Wharf Contractors (CWC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canary Wharf Group Plc. CWCF is administered by representatives of CWC and its supply chain and together it raises funds to support local and national causes with particular emphasis on children, the local community, sport and the construction industry.

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