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Our partners Prudential plc shortlisted for Business Charity Awards 2017

“Prudential have been true partners to Greenhouse Sports. The opportunities they have provided for the young people in our programmes have not only encouraged them as athletes but have helped develop crucial life skills that will support them through their transition to adulthood.” John Herriman, Chief Executive at Greenhouse Sports. 

Greenhouse Sports basketball league finals at Barking Abbey School, May 2017.

Our long-time partner Prudential plc has been shortlisted for an award at the Business Charity Awards 2017. The category is ‘Charity partnership – financial services (insurance)’, and they have been nominated for the bespoke and innovative support they give to the Greenhouse Sports mainstream basketball programmes. The awards ceremony is being held on 25 May at the Hilton London Bankside. This is the third award our partnership has been shortlisted for, the most recent example being The Better Society Awards 2017.

When Prudential’s partnership with Greenhouse Sports first began in 2012, 680 participants across seven school programmes were being supported. Now, participation has more than doubled, with the charity engaging 1,546 young people across 15 Prudential-supported basketball programmes. 83% of Greenhouse Sports participants benefiting from Prudential’s funding live in above average deprivation.

“We are delighted to continue to work with Greenhouse Sports. We are extremely proud of our partnership and all that it achieves in helping young people realise their full potential.” Jane Rawnsley, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility at Prudential plc

Prudential go above and beyond to provide opportunities for the young people in our programmes. Their support enabled a group of young people to attend an international sport camp in Bosnia in 2016. In 2016 they also developed a bespoke community programme associated with Prudential RideLondon, where Greenhouse Sports participants benefitted from training and equipment before taking part in the iconic event. This programme was a great success and has been continued into 2017 with a view to extending to 2018 and beyond. You can read more about our riders from Clapton Girl’s Academy, St Paul’s Way Trust, and Ernest Bevin on our blog.


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