Kettering hurdler Lucy boosted by foundation funding

Lucy Hatton, with William Sharman a Travers Foundation Trustee and Commonwealth Silver Medallist, and Chris Timms and Steve Watts, partners from the Kettering and Northampton offices of Haines Watts.
Lucy Hatton, with William Sharman a Travers Foundation Trustee and Commonwealth Silver Medallist, and Chris Timms and Steve Watts, partners from the Kettering and Northampton offices of Haines Watts.
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The Travers Foundation have teamed-up with Kettering accountants, Haines Watts who have signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the charity.

County-based, The Travers Foundation, assists young people aged between 13 and 30 living in Northamptonshire, Rutland and Leicestershire by helping them with funding in sports, the creative and performing arts.

One of the athletes helped by the new deal has been Kettering hurdler Lucy Hatton who received a funding boost for the 2015 season.

Lucy, 20 has progressed from local amateur athlete to finishing second at the GB Indoor Championships, which she followed up with a European Indoor silver medal in Prague - all achieved with the help of The Travers Foundation as at the time she received no other external funding.

Terry Forsey, Chairman of The Travers Foundation, said: “To reach the peak of your profession in sport, the creative or performing arts you need to have lots of funding as well as lots of talent. The Travers Foundation can assist youngsters from all backgrounds fulfil their dreams with funding for additional qualified coaching, mentoring or teaching to help improve their skills and performance.

“Backing from the community and local businesses is key to our ability to continue to make improvements to the support we can offer and we’re delighted that Haines Watts have agreed to help us in this process.”