UK - Proving it delivers much more than logistics solutions, the Essex-based Woodland Group has become corporate sponsor of the national disability sports charity, the Panathlon Challenge. The brainchild of fellow Essex resident Ashley Iceton, the Panathlon Challenge is now in its 10th year of delivering sporting opportunities and “mini-Paralympic” type competitions for disabled youngsters.
Woodland has agreed to provide substantial funding over the next two years, as well as access to professional services and Woodland’s infrastructure of UK offices and staff members.
Commenting on Woodland’s sponsorship, Ashley said: “Support like this is game-changing for a small charity and will enable us to recruit a full-time fundraiser and a part-time events manager.
“More importantly, the fund will provide a level of stability and a professional platform to help us develop our activities. The investment will mean we can help hundreds more disabled young people.”
Kevin Stevens, chairman and CEO of the Woodland Group, added: “Panathlon is a fantastic charity which relies on Ashley’s hard work and the kind support of its donors.
“We are delighted to help the charity grow in the lead up to the Paralympics and are confident that our efforts will make a real difference to this highly-regarded organisation.”
One of the most important events in Panathlon’s events calendar is the London regional final, which this year took place on June the 16th. Team Newham finished first with 50 athletes from 10 schools bagging their first Panathlon London title.