Walsham Sports Club Receives Award

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports ClubThe Working Together Fund is an awards programme open to Suffolk’s voluntary and community organisations. Funded by Suffolk County Council, the programme is administered by Suffolk Community Foundation with the objective of recognising outstanding service delivery or community activity as a result of increased collaborative working.

Jane Storey, Deputy Leader, Suffolk County Council, said whilst she was sorry not to have been able to present this year’s awards in person, “I was very impressed with the quality of applications which made the panels decisions very difficult. It is great to celebrate such excellent collaborative work across Suffolk.”

Vibrant image of sports club members brightly dressed against green field and blue sky as they are presented with award
Accepting the award, Club Treasurer Ian Campbell and Club President, Richard Martineau, with pensioners during half time of a Walking Football match and children from a half-term soccer school organised by Club volunteers.

black and white line drawing of a footballThe award was presented to Ian Campbell, Club Treasurer by Andrea Pittock, Grants Manager, Suffolk Community Foundation who said “It is a pleasure to deliver the Working Together Awards on behalf of Suffolk County Council. These awards always bring some excellent projects to our attention and it is wonderful to acknowledge these.”

The club is proud to receive the recognition of this Award both for itself and the village as a whole. The accompanying cheque for £8,000 will help increase the opportunities for more recreational activity across the ages and genders in our Suffolk community.