£41,850 raised in Cash for Kids Sports Challenge, sponsored by Mowi - MOWI - Scotland

£41,850 raised in Cash for Kids Sports Challenge, sponsored by Mowi

Mowi’s Jo Nola and Jo Whittem meeting one of the winning teams

Sports clubs from across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk have raised a massive £41,850 to help more disadvantaged children to participate in sport in their communities.

Mowi Consumer Products UK (CPUK) supported the Cash for Kids Sports Challenge as funding partner, boosting the available prize pot by £10,000. It was a great opportunity to support families within communities close to Rosyth.

Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity helping the children that need it most across the UK, and the Sports Challenge initiative was designed to get more young people into sport.

From 16th September to 10th October, 13 local sports clubs competed to fundraise as much as possible in Radio Forth’s first ever Cash for Kids Sports Challenge. Together, they raised a collective £41,850.

The clubs will keep every penny raised, enabling these clubs to welcome more children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the top performing clubs also win a share of the £10,000 prize pot from Mowi.

The top performing clubs were City Star Majorettes winning first prize of £5,000; The Wave Project winning second prize of £2,500; No Limits winning third prize of £1,500; City Star Majorettes winning £500 for the best social media; and The Wave Project winning £500 for the most creative fundraising idea.

Speaking about the Sports Challenge and partnership with Cash for Kids, Jo Whittem, Finance Director from Mowi, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and to all the clubs who took part. To raise such a significant amount of money in a short space of time is amazing, everyone should be very proud of themselves.

“We at Mowi Salmon Rosyth are extremely honoured to be able to sponsor Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids Sports Challenge to give back to the future generations in our local communities and encourage them to stay active and healthy. We are looking forward to meeting with the clubs and hearing the stories on how the money will benefit them.”

Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids Charity Manager Victoria Hendry added: “As well as the physical and mental health benefits, sport is so important for children in helping them make new friends and boosting their self-esteem.

“We want all children to be able to take part in sports and I’m so proud that all the money raised in Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids Sports Challenge will enable more children and young people in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk to join in and get active.”

The funding will be used in a variety of ways, for example to subsidise membership fees, provide kit, upgrade facilities or provide staff or volunteer training to support those with additional needs.

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