PSD Group welcomed Olympic Rower and Access Sport
Ambassador - Greg Searle MBE, and Julian Barrell - Development Director, to
their London head office.
Greg spoke about the fantastic work Access
Sport provide across the UK, and explained the various activities PSD
employees can get involved in to help raise money for the charity.
Access Sport is unlocking the power of community sports clubs, helping
them to develop and grow into thriving, inclusive and permanent resources
for the wider community, acting as a beacon of hope and changing
Sport is a UK-based sports charity which enhances the life prospects of
disadvantaged children and young people, by providing opportunities for them to
experience and enjoy the power of sport.
The number of children and young people engaged in sport in
the UK today is in rapid decline, causing record levels of childhood obesity
and marginalisation of the poor and vulnerable. Access Sport is tackling this head-on by
developing community sports clubs in deprived urban areas across the UK.
This enables them to tackle inactivity and social exclusion, while
providing support to vulnerable young people, such as those with
Access Sport believes every young person should be able
to access sport and experience the power it can have in enhancing their
This charitable partnership with PSD will enable Access
Sport to bring the enjoyment of sport to hundreds more disadvantaged
children and young people. This will not only directly improve their life
chances but also affect community regeneration in the areas in which they
Access Sport achieves
this by providing:
- Capital - providing funds to invest in
- Training - up-skilling volunteers and training new
- Partnerships - building important collaborations with other
- Expertise - a full range of advice and
expertise to improve sustainability
Last year Access Sport
supported over 200 community sports clubs and, as a result, over 12,000
disadvantaged young people, thereby providing life changing opportunities
at a cost of roughly £100 per young person.
the next few months, PSD will start holding events to raise money for
Access Sport, so return to this page to view updates on our fundraising
A big thank you to Access Sport, Greg Searle and
Julian Barrell for inspiring our employees!
Please play the
video below to learn more about Access Sport or go to the Access Sport