FUND RAISING UPDATE ON THE NEW SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE,16/04/2012
A tribute to John Clements from a survivor and donor
PROJECT UPDATE – 25/02/2012
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SUCCESS HAS GIVEN US A HEADACHE ! As a result of unprecedented success in developing physical activity and sport within our community, we need to expand the capacity at the John Clements Sports and Community Centre – particularly indoors, a need highlighted by local community research. The current sports field and facilities came about as a result of the tragic death in 1976 of John Clements, a local teacher who, sacrificing his own life, heroically rescued 35 children by leading them from a burning hotel. He was subsequently awarded the George Cross and a memorial trust fund was quickly established in his ...
Benefits To Codicote
Youth ‘There’s nothing to do’ – how often have those words been heard not just these days but for years? And, as we all know, the easy option is to sit back and do nothing in the often vain hope that ‘the kids’ will find something and ‘stop being a nuisance’. But what about doing something pro-active – meeting the challenge head on and providing some infrastructure to ensure that there is more to do – build on a great Primary School development and youngsters participation in the Sports Clubs with more youth groups, games nights, sessions that meet and accommodate ...
Provided the necessary funding is in place the target is to start building in Spring 2011 and complete late autumn 2011
Meet The Team
Mark Knapper Originally from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Mark has now reached the ripe old age of 50 and has lived in Codicote for 15 years. His specific responsibility with the Management Team is to lead all PR and marketing activity to promote the cause of the new centre, having spent nearly all his career in the recruitment and advertising industries. For the last ten years he has worked for Astralis, an executive search and selection company he jointly founded some ten years ago in St. Albans. Very active around the sports scene, he was for many years Chairman of both Codicote Tennis Club ...