Pool Academy awarded Star Supporter certificate by local charity

Pool Academy staff have been awarded a Star Supporter certificate after helping a local charity.

Redruth Charity Trust’s 12th Annual Youth Sports Award Presentation event was held at the school recently.

Chris Hailey, chairman of the charity, said the Trust didn’t have any facilities of its own to host the event and so was grateful to Pool Academy offering their hall.

More than 300 people attended the awards which saw 19 clubs benefiting from the charity’s generosity with new kit.

Mr Hailey said: “We have given the Star Supporter certificate to Pool Academy for hosting our new Sports Awards event. We appreciated being able to use the Academy’s excellent facilities and to be able to hold the event with the sports department.

“We really appreciated that.”

Mr Hailey said he was grateful to Head of PE, Alistair Durant, who gave a speech during the evening.

He and some of the students also helped provide teas and coffees to attendees that night.

“This certificate is a big thank you from us to the Academy staff,” said Mr Hailey. “We really appreciate working with them.”

Mr Hailey said people had told him they found the evening inspiring.

“Inspiring young people is what we want to do,” he added.

During the Annual Youth Sports Award Presentation Pool Academy was given a PE kit containing Con15 netball outfits worth about £300.  Illogan Juniors girls’ teams were given three playing kits and Redruth RFC Mini Juniors were handed new heavyweight tackle bags.

Mr Durant said: “I am extremely grateful to the Redruth Charity Trust which supports all the schools and all the local sports clubs.”

The awards event was a joint funding project between Redruth Charity Trust and Pool Academy.

Mr Durant added if there were any local businesses interested in sponsoring the charity they should contact Mr Hailey.

For more information about the charity visit www.redruthcharitytrust.org.uk

Phil Jones