22.09.2016 - Local Cheerleading Group Strike Gold
For the past 3 months, Mick George Ltd has been running its ‘Skip of Gold’ competition in partnership with the Peterborough Telegraph, providing local sports clubs and community groups the chance to win £1,000.
An abundance of applications were proposed before a shortlist of the 20 most deserving cases were put forward to the voting stage. In excess of 1,800 votes were submitted ahead of the eventual winner being selected based on the most votes received.
The winner came from the sports category, in the form of Unity Allstars Gold who received fantastic support and was a clear cut winner. Unity Allstars Gold is England’s first ever competitive Special Needs Cheerleading Squad for young people with a range of learning, sensory or physical disabilities in the Peterborough area.
Amee Quy, Assistant Director at Unity Allstars Gold said: ‘’To see the faces of these young people achieve and build their self-confidence is just incredible. Supporting these athletes comes at a cost in terms of hall hire, equipment, and transport to the competitions amongst other things.
By winning the ‘Skip of Gold’ competition, means that everyone that has voted has supported our club in the aim to raise funds to attend a national competition next year in London. We are truly grateful and on behalf of the coaching staff, parents and most importantly the young talented athletes in the squad …a big BIG Thank You to Mick George Ltd!’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’It was fantastic to see the community embrace the ‘Skip of Gold’ competition, the support that the various groups received was overwhelming. This is the second time that we have run the competition in partnership with the Peterborough Telegraph and it’s clear to see by the vast number of entries just how important this support can be for the development of each nomination.’’
Stump continued: ‘’We are increasingly active within Peterborough and surrounding areas supporting activities, individuals, clubs and charities at all levels from grass roots to professional outfits. The Mick George ‘Skip of Gold’ competition provides a little more insight to what the community really care about and are involved in within their daily lives. The £1,000 prize fund will undoubtedly make a real difference, and should help build to a brighter future. We are proud of our community initiatives and look forward to any forthcoming engagement.’’