A 17-year-old runner from Driffield has become the first local athlete to benefit from the Yorkshire Coast Homes Sports Bursary Scheme.
Tara Coleman, who is a talented and highly committed member of Scarborough Athletic Club, has been making the return trip to Scarborough up to three times a week for training sessions, so the award of £100 towards transport costs has proved very welcome.
“I think the YCH Sports Bursary Scheme is a great idea”, Tara said.
“There are a lot of people who don’t have training facilities near to where they live so they have to travel to take part in sporting activities.
“The expense can sometimes prevent people from enjoying sport.”
The Yorkshire Coast Homes Sports Bursary Scheme was launched to provide funding support for people within our communities who may be excluded from sporting activities for reasons of cost.
Potential beneficiaries may be individuals who are wishing to engage in a sporting activity for the first time, or those who are already established within their sport but are hoping to progress to a higher level.
The objective of the YCH Bursary Scheme is to provide support to those who are prevented from achieving these objectives, due to their personal financial limitations.
Shaun Tymon, Yorkshire Coast Homes’ chief executive said: “This award to Tara is a good illustration of the prime objective of the YCH Sports Bursary Scheme.
“If travel costs are making it difficult for this talented young athlete to make progress in her sport then we’re very happy to provide some support that will enable her to continue her training.”
YCH is inviting local people to participate by joining the rising list of sports stars who are getting behind the Sports Bursary Scheme.
By making a contribution supporters will help the company to achieve its objective of enabling people across our communities to engage in sporting activities. Donations can be made in a number of ways.
By joining the 321 Club you can join the rising list of sports stars who are getting behind the YCH Sports Bursary Scheme. By pledging just £3.21 per month you will help us to achieve our objective of enabling people across our communities to participate in sporting activities.
When signing up to support the scheme you will receive an exclusive “321” enamelled lapel badge, regular updates on who has benefitted from the scheme and the opportunity to participate in the range of fund and awareness raising events that we are planning for the future.
To join the exclusive 321 Club contact Sarah Cowen on (01723) 343014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a donation to the YCH Sports Bursary Scheme by visiting our Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/YCHSports or by texting YCHS99 followed by your donation amount to 70700.