Greenhouse Sports wins extra award of £200,000 from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery
Greenhouse Sports is delighted to announce an award of £200,000 from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery which will go towards the creation of a state-of-the-art community sports hub at 35 Cosway Street.
The award, which was presented to CEO Mike de Giorgio at the People’s Postcode Lottery’s annual Charity Gala at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th January 2016, will be used to install a video and audio system at 35 Cosway Street, which is specifically customised for sport training. This will help us to ensure that Cosway Street will provide truly exceptional sport facilities for Greenhouse Sports participants and the local community.
Thanks to the generosity of one of our major donors, Greenhouse Sports was able to purchase this incredible Grade II* listed deconsecrated Church in Marylebone, Westminster last year. With this new award of £200,000 from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, we are now one step closer to converting the building into an exceptional community sport centre. It will become a major asset for our mission to provide young people growing up in areas of deprivation in London with outstanding sports coaching and transformational life experiences.
Mike de Giorgo, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Greenhouse Sports, commented:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive £200,000 from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. This award will contribute to Greenhouse Sports transforming a Grade II* listed building in one of London’s most deprived wards, into a state-of-the-art sports centre for the local community and young people from across London.
“This is an exciting new phase for us, allowing Greenhouse Sports to provide cutting-edge technology to help us transform the face of coaching. This will give more young people the tools and opportunities to develop life skills for their futures. We look forward to building on our partnership with players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and giving more young people the chance to succeed.”
An additional award of £25,000 was also donated to all beneficiary charities on the evening.
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