Giving back can be fun and rewarding for the business, especially when you get some great insight into the world of professional sport.
Last Friday we had the chance to support the community whilst developing our network of business contacts and hearing some great insight into the world of professional football from one of the legends of the sport, Neil “Razor” Ruddock.
In the magnificent settings of Dorney Lake, famed for hosting the rowing at the 2012 Olympics, over 200 business leaders gathered for the SportsAid lunch with the aim of raising funds to support young up and coming athletes on their journey to achieving their full potential. Over the years the charity has supported such greats as Sir Steve Redgrave (rowing), Gail Emms (badminton), Dame Jessica Enis-Hill (athletics) to name but a few. The aim is to continue supporting young athletes to ensure that British sport can continue to thrive and help give young people something to aim for.
The lunch gives business leaders a chance to contribute by buying their tickets and entering a raffle and auction on the day and at the same time presenting a cheque to a young athlete. In attending the lunch, the audience also had the chance to hear sporting legend talk Razor Ruddock give an hilarious insight into professional football in a frank and open way. Whilst having the audience in hysterics, he also had some very profound thoughts and lessons for all young athletes about the work that is involved and the rewards that can come from the hard work.
The lunch was also a chance for us as a business to catch up with a number of our close contacts in a relaxed environment and introduce them to other key contacts, so hopefully everybody won on the day.
If you are interested in supporting SportsAid have a look at their website.
For more information on Charterhouse and our work with the community please contact us.