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GRASSROOTS WINNERS - Sutton Bonington Riding Club

Added 04 Nov 2016 by GFORCE

A horse riding club from the University of Nottingham is jumping for joy after receiving a much needed financial boost.

Sutton Bonington Riding Club, based at the university’s Sutton Bonington campus in Leicestershire, has received £500 from the GFORCE Grassroots Campaign which aims to provide financial support to help local sports teams and clubs from across the region to achieve their aspirations.

The club, which is hoping to build on its 100-strong membership, is made up of vet and bio scientist students based at the campus. Members enjoy horse riding lessons, horse ball competitions, hacking and social activities such as days out at Ascot and an annual riding holiday in Wales.

Rebecca Lawson, president of the Sutton Bonington Riding Club, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received this money from GFORCE and so thankful for the company’s support. The money will help us tremendously as we look to subsidise our annual riding holiday to enable more students to come and join us in what is a wonderful experience. We will also be able to buy some horse ball nets so we can take part in more competitions against other universities.

“Sutton Bonington Riding Club is a very special place and we are so pleased to receive this donation so we can enhance what we offer to our members and give students more opportunity to get involved in riding.”

Leicester-based company GFORCE Teamwear launched the campaign earlier this year to reinforce its commitment to grassroots sport by setting aside a £5,000 pot of money which organisations in the East Midlands could apply to for grants, with a maximum value of up to £750 per team or club.

Simon Ward, sales director at GFORCE, said: “We are so pleased to be able to support Sutton Bonington riding club which is a great place for students to enjoy riding but also take part in horse ball competitions, an increasingly popular sport.

“The GFORCE Grassroots campaign exists to reward the dedication, passion and success of sports teams and clubs from across the East Midlands. Our company has a proud history of supporting the local community and we are looking forward to giving out more grants to help local sports clubs over the coming months.”

GFORCE, based on London Road in Leicester, is a high performance sports brand offered by Gymphlex Ltd - member of a group of companies, also including Leicester-based Uniform specialists Grahame Gardner Ltd.

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