Chartered accountancy firm Harris Lipman has made a £1,000 donation to a pair of ice-skating siblings through the Harris Lipman Foundation.
Established to provide funding to clubs, groups, associations and schools seeking financial assistance for their Olympic legacy projects, the Foundation assists with a range of projects, such as upgrading their sports facilities. The Olympic legacy refers to the longer-term benefits of the London 2012 Games, including efforts to encourage more young people to take up sporting activities. As well as this, it aims to inspire people to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle and encourage their own children – the future Olympic generation – to do this too. By giving donations to organisations and clubs who apply for funding from the Foundation, Harris Lipman makes a difference to them and helps them progress with their individual sporting projects.
Curtis and Sophia Elton are ten and nine years old respectively and have been ice-skating for a number of years. In fact, Curtis started ice skating when he was four and has won the Beginners British National Couples competition with his sister. The duo from Barnet, North London, practice at Lee Valley Ice Centre around four times a week with their trainer, Marika Humphreys. They are practicing for the 2014 Nationals ice-skating championships, which they have been allowed to enter a year early due to their talent and dedication.
Their training is currently funded by the children’s parents, Hayley and Jonathan, but the demanding costs piled up. Harris Lipman is very pleased to help towards the funding and training costs and costumes and have awarded £1,000 to the cause.
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We would also like to make a special thank you to Finchley Morrisons for supplying lots of goodies to help with our training.