Community & charities

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community support programme

A-Star Sports runs a community support programme to help nurseries, pre-schools, schools and local clubs / groups.  Our local franchise owners commit to working with at least two of these groups in a community context every month free-of-charge.  Sessions are offered on a first-come-first served basis and are very popular!

Part of this community support role is to reinforce a joint approach to balanced, healthy activity and a commitment to helping children to enjoy sport for life.  This includes bringing new ideas to community-based environments and developing innovative and active solutions for teachers and activity leaders alike to use in their individual settings.

To provide a longer lasting benefit to those involved, our community support programme can be tailored to larger groups with an equal emphasis on creativity and practicality.  We believe that if activities and games are easy to learn and replicate without the need for complicated delivery and expensive equipment then teachers and activity leaders are able to deliver sessions more frequently (in line with national strategies) and enjoy positive feedback from all the children involved.

We would like to express a huge thank you… Your knowledge and interactive skills were second-to-none. You ensured all the children were included in the activities and kept the children’s attention at all times. Every child left the building talking about what they had done. The staff were so impressed that we have now included some quality indoor time to allow us to use the ideas we gained from you. Thank you for your support and generosity.

- Arniston Nursery

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At A-Star Sports, we’re also keen to support both local and national charities and have been raising funds and awareness through volunteer roles, events and donations of goods for:

  • CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association in Scotland) – is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service calledCHAS at Home. (Perth & Kinross / East Fife team)
  • Hope One World – provides educational workshops, training and support for communities around the world. (Chester & surrounding areas team)
  • The British Heart Foundation – plays a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation, so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death. (Chester & surrounding areas team)
  • Cancer Research UK – saves lives from cancer through fundingworld-class researchproviding information for patients, health professionals and the public, and influencing public policy to keep cancer at the top of the health agenda. (Dundee & Angus team) (Chester & surrounding areas team in association with Mathsticks)

Plus, many other local charities organise fun days, raffles and auctions to raise funds for important causes.  A-Star Sports teams across the nation have donated time, expertise, entertainment and prizes to support over 50 registered organisations so far this year.

The Reception and Year 1 pupils Adrian worked with thoroughly enjoyed the A-Star Sport sessions he ran. The teachers all felt that the sessions were extremely well organised and his enthusiasm and patient manner created an atmosphere in which the children were able have fun and further develop a wide range of skills. We certainly look forward to working with him again.”

- Rachael Connell, Headteacher, Brynteg CP School