Andover’s community came together in full force on Saturday night to celebrate the 12th Annual Gala Ball organized by the Jamie G Sporting Trust.
The event, held at The Lights, was an extraordinary success, culminating in a record-breaking fundraising total of £20,000. The generosity of attendees, who contributed their time, services, products, bids, and donations, made this incredible achievement possible.
The Jamie G Trust, committed to making a positive difference in the community, focuses on increasing sports participation among under 18s in the SP10 and SP11 areas. With a remarkable 14-year journey behind them, the Trust has grown in strength and influence. This year’s Gala Ball witnessed an unprecedented turnout, with a significant portion of the attendees experiencing the event for the first time. The overwhelming support received only serves to inspire the Trust to continually raise the bar and further their mission.
Tommy Gentleman, a representative of the Jamie G Trust and Jamie’s older brother, expressed his gratitude, stating, “It’s always a very special event for us, but this year really was a step up. We managed to raise a record £20,000 on the night thanks to the generosity of those involved.
Sport is a fantastic vehicle for young people. Not just in the immediate social and physical and mental health benefits, but helping to equip future adults in the community with confidence and resilience building. “
The Trust’s efforts to foster sports engagement among young people have been significantly boosted by the record-breaking amount raised during the ball. The funds will play a vital role in sustaining and expanding their initiatives, ensuring that more young individuals in the Andover area can benefit from increased sports participation.
Sports offer more than just immediate social, physical, and mental health benefits to young people. They also equip future adults in the community with essential qualities such as confidence and resilience. By promoting sports engagement, the Jamie G Sporting Trust aims to empower young individuals, helping them grow into well-rounded individuals capable of overcoming life’s challenges.
The £20,000 raised at the Annual Gala Ball will enable the Trust to continue making a lasting and positive impact on the community. The Trust strives to create a healthier, more connected, and vibrant society.
The success of the Jamie G Sporting Trust’s Annual Ball is a testament to the collective efforts and unwavering support of the community. As the Trust looks toward the future, there is a shared sense of optimism and determination to build on this accomplishment and further their mission of promoting sports participation among young individuals.
For more information and how to donate and get involved visit www.jamiegsportingtrust.org/