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2nd July 2014
Bath Rugby Foundation celebrate the successes of children & young people in B&NES and Wiltshire.
 

Bath Rugby Foundation Logo

Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy were delighted to support this very special annual event at The Assembly Rooms, Bath. The evening started with a drinks and canapes reception in the Octagon Room followed by the awards ceremony in the main ballroom. VIPs at the event included Councillor Martin Veal (Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council) Councillor Paul Crossley (Leader of B&NES Council) and former Mayor of Bath Councillor Bryan Chalker.

Peter Wragg (Bath Rugby Foundation Chairman), Jim Currant (Minerva Bath Ltd), Cllr Paul Crossley
Peter Wragg (Bath Rugby Foundation Chairman), Jim Currant (Minerva Bath Ltd), Cllr Paul Crossley

Bath Rugby stars and Bath’s business community came together in an evening of celebration at Bath Rugby Foundation’s annual awards night. The fourth awards night, which took place at The Assembly Rooms in Bath, honoured the achievements of hundreds of youngsters in the local community who have participated in, and benefited from, the many projects delivered by the Foundation team.

Jimmy Deane and Matt Perry
Jimmy Deane and Matt Perry

It was a fantastic evening for all those involved, and a clear demonstration of what happens at the very heart of Bath Rugby Foundation. The projects celebrated covered sport, education and inclusion. It is through these projects that the Foundation aims to enhance the lives of young people through sport, to motivate them and to raise self-esteem. Last night, all the children who have been outstanding in their work were invited to celebrate their achievements.

Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE with guests at Bath Rugby Foundation Awards
Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE with guests at Bath Rugby Foundation Awards

Over 250 people watched as the children were awarded medals and certificates for the three major categories: Sport, Inclusion and Education – with the winner of each group receiving a trophy. Further awards were given to: Foundation Player of the Year (the Bath Rugby player who have given his time to assist the Foundation’s projects); Teacher and Volunteer of the Year; a Community Award; and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jim Currant of Minerva Bath Ltd and Sian Swift (Guyers House Hotel)
Jim Currant of Minerva Bath Ltd and Sian Swift (Guyers House Hotel)

The awards were presented by: Peter Wragg (Chair of Trustees, Bath Rugby Foundation); Melanie Barnett; Paul Pritchard of Wiltshire Council; Councillor Jonathon Seed; Councillor Martin Veal; Duncan McKillop of Moneywise IFA Ltd; Simon Holdsworth of Thrings LLP; David Goodhall of Barclays; Paul Parry of Novia; Oliver Bond of Herman Miller; former Bath Rugby player Matt Perry; and Bath Rugby players George Ford and Tom Dunn.

Bath Rugby Foundation co-founder Jimmy Deane, who moved on from the Foundation this year, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Matt Perry in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the local community. Jimmy set up Bath Rugby Foundation over 10 years ago and helped it grow into the wonderful charity it is today, enhancing the lives of young people in the local area through sport.

Halena Coury, Head of Fundraising, said: “The evening was a wonderful celebration of Bath Rugby Foundation’s work over the past twelve months. The nominees in particular were an inspiration to everyone present. The hardest part of the process was choosing just a handful of winners from the thousands of fantastic people we are lucky enough to work with every year.”

You can also find out more about the Bath Rugby Foundation by visiting their web site at www.bathrugbyfoundation.com

 

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