Get in the driving seat for Gretton-based sport, music and arts charity's top prize

The Travers Foundation had been providing funding for young people to follow their dreams

By Alison Bagley
Monday, 1st June 2020, 4:00 pm

A Gretton-based charity that supports young people following their dreams in the world of sport and the arts has revved-up their fundraising efforts.

The Travers Foundation had to close its 2020 applications after the devastating effects lockdown affected sporting events and arts venues.

To prepare for the return to 'normal' the organisation has launched an online appeal to make provide the support post-lockdown.

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The volunteer-run charity has launched an online raffle with the top prize of a Land Rover driving experience.

Terry Forsey, The Travers Foundation chairman, said: “The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown hit the world of sport and the arts very hard indeed, and it also hit the charity sector very hard.

"Because venues are closed and events are cancelled, we can’t help any more young people this year, but we are keen to get the ball rolling again to make sure we’re there for them when applications reopen.

"The problem is, arranging fundraising events is no longer straightforward, so an online raffle seemed a logical solution.

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"The charity has, therefore, launched an online raffle, selling tickets for £1 each with the lucky ticket winning a half day Land Rover experience for up to three people at the East of England off-road centre in Rockingham."

The Travers Foundation provides financial support to local 13 to 30-year-olds to help them realise their dreams in sport, music and the arts, nurturing the talents of teams, groups and individuals in Northamptonshire, Rutland and Leicestershire, with the help of grants.

Young people are supported with help to cover costs of coaching and professional support; studio space for the performing arts; competition entry fees and travel and accommodation expenses and support to help cover planning costs, auditions and rehearsals.

Enter by clicking here . The raffle closes on Friday, July 3 2020 at 5pm.

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