Charity Football Match

Written by Steve Pymm

Local companies Loveday and Partners and Pymm & Co have raised in excess of £17,000k to help the children’s charity Whizz-Kidz purchase wheelchair’s to help transform the lives of 4 children. Mark Loveday, Rafa Bravo – French and Steve Pymm supported Whizz-Kidz in 2014 and this year, have decided to battle it out on the pitch for the The Dardan Security Whizz-Kidz cup.

The two companies along with many local business colleagues are dusting off their football boots for a Charity Football Match at Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road on the 21st May.

Mark Loveday – Loveday & Partners

My involvement with Whizz Kidz goes back to when I met them raising funds outside the Forum, asking for some financial support to host a carol service at Christmas.

When I learned more about the difference the charity makes to the lives of young people, I was delighted to help.

Now it has momentum, it’s a pleasure to organise an annual sporting event drawing upon the generosity of our Norfolk community.

Rafael Bravo – French from Loveday & Partners

I played in the wheel chair basketball game which Mark Loveday and Steve Pymm arranged last year for Whizz Kidz. Having seen the difference these chairs can make to the lives of local children I wanted to be involved with this fund raising effort from the start. I am overwhelmed with the level of support we have received. I think this really demonstrates the spirit we have within the community of local businesses in Norfolk. Thank you to all who have given of time and money to make this such a success.

Steve Pymm from Pymm & Co

It was Marks chosen charity and what a great one to choose, as a father of two myself and a keen sports person I wanted to get involved. So from the basketball match last year, to Carrow road this year, where next for 2016? Thirty of us running in the London Marathon together? Watch this space

Whizz-Kidz estimates there are over 70,000 young people around the UK who are missing out the chance of a childhood and a bright future.

Tammy Pearce, Senior Regional Fundraising Manager for Whizz-Kidz, said, We are so grateful to both Loveday and Partners and Pymm & Co for pledging to support Whizz-Kidz. Their support clearly demonstrates the commitment of so many people in Norfolk who are helping to change children’s lives.

For more information on how you can get involved and support Whizz-Kidz, please contact Senior Regional Fundraising Manager Tammy Pearce on 07769 269329 or by e-mailing t.pearce@whizz-kidz.org.uk