News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
A Roaring Good Summer With Kingspan Insulation
Whilst the February chill encourages many of us to stay on the sofa, the young people in Sherburn-in-Elmet have been inspired to stay active by their involvement with the Tigers Trust summer activity programme, organised with the help of funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
The Tigers Trust, the charitable foundation of the Castleford Tigers Rugby Club, offers a diverse range of community projects which aim to educate local families about healthy living and wellbeing. To continue this vital work throughout the year, the Tigers Trust applied for funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust to host ‘Try Sport’, a free and comprehensive summer holiday activity programme for young people aged 11 to 16 years.
Community Manager for the Tigers Trust, Tim Rumford, explains:
“Tigers Trust wanted to give something back to the youth of Sherburn-in-Elmet, many of whom are Castleford Tigers fans. ‘Try Sport’ offered the opportunity for young people from a variety of backgrounds to come together in a safe environment to try new things, improve their fitness, build friendships and create a wider sense of community cohesion. The £1980 grant we received from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust enabled us to offer a range of experiences tailored to the interests and needs of the participants. In addition to having a great time, we hope that it will inspire them to get involved in further recreation opportunities with Tigers Trust in the future, such as weekly coaching sessions or the Dance Academy.”
To enhance the experience, and to recognise their efforts, those involved in the project also had the opportunity to meet some of the first team players during a question and answer session.
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust, added:
“We were delighted to provide the Tigers Trust with the resources to host the ‘Try Sport’ programme. The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust is passionate about facilitating the promotion of sport to young people as it not only improves their health and fitness levels, but also their social skills. The self-motivation and team work they can learn from these experiences will be carried over to all activities they undertake throughout their life and future careers.”