Hyndburn Leisure this week presented Accrington Stanley Community Trust with a cheque for £470 towards providing sport and education in the community, as a beneficiary of the Hyndburn Sports Awards.
This year, Hyndburn Leisure decided to raise the bar with the Hyndburn Sports Awards, aiming for large scale event which highlighted local sporting achievement. Accrington Stanley Community Trust were selected as this year’s beneficiary, with all funds raised through a raffle going to support their cause.
Lyndsey Sims, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure said, “The 2018 Hyndburn Sports Awards was our best ever. This was largely thanks to sponsorship from Express Gifts and a number of other local businesses, but also the interest the awards generated amongst the public, which prompted a record number of nominations. The Ballroom at Accrington Town Hall was packed out for the awards ceremony, and those in attendance were happy to buy raffle tickets to support a worthy local organisation. As a charity ourselves, one of our goals is to support local organisations with similar aims to ours, that’s why this year we chose Accrington Stanley Community Trust as the beneficiary of our fund raising.”
Martin Fearon, Chief Executive of Accrington Stanley Community Trust said, “We are very thankful to Hyndburn Leisure for nominating us as the chosen charity for the Hyndburn Sports Awards. The awards were a real success and it shows that we have a talented group of individuals and teams in Hyndburn who make a real difference to sport and recreation in the area.’’
68 nominations were received for this year’s Sports Awards, with 9 of the 11 category winners going on to represent Hyndburn at the Lancashire Sports Awards on 23rd November.