Paradigm Foundation kits out sports project

Posted on the 23rd June 2016

At the Edge Project, a voluntary organisation in Chesham, provides sporting projects for boy and girls aged from 11 to 25 years, and was given £2,600 by the Foundation to go towards buying new football kits and other equipment.The money from the Foundation has enabled the project to expand and purchase a new kit for its junior section, The Hivings Stars, aged 12 to 16.

The funding has also allowed them to book a local indoor sports hall for the winter, so training can continue through the darker months.

Part of the grant was also used to purchase further sports equipment for sports activities.

The organisation helps to bring young people together and give them an opportunity of being part of a club and thus feeling part of their community.

The founders started the club to help reduce anti-social behaviour and crime by getting the young people to become more responsible and aware of their community and environment.

As 85% of its participants are from the Hivings Park area and live in Paradigm housing, the majority of the grant has been used to benefit Paradigm residents on the estate in one way or another.

Jon Reynolds, chairman of At the Edge Project, said: “Thank you from all the committee members to The Paradigm Foundation and to Paradigm employees.

“I have to say that if it were not for the financial help from the Foundation, the project would not have been able to expand and offer these kids the opportunities that are now coming to the fore.

“It has been a fantastic year for the project and we will be looking to further build on the success of the last three years.”

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