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Bookies bet on Newham’s Tessa Sanderson to find future sports stars

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 October 2012

Picture: Eric Tsu and Ladbrokes staff presenting the cheque to Tessa and young decathlete Jahmal Germain

Picture: Eric Tsu and Ladbrokes staff presenting the cheque to Tessa and young decathlete Jahmal Germain

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Newham’s Tessa Sanderson Foundation has been selected to benefit from a grant from the Ladbrokes Community Fund in recognition of the important service that Tessa Sanderson Foundation provide to the Newham area.

The Ladbrokes Community Fund, which helps support good causes and initiatives in the communities gave the foundation was a donation of £5,000.

The Tessa Sanderson Foundation is actively engaged in the development of sports in Newham through various events and activities. Tessa Sanderson Foundation provide free coaching to more than 300 young people from Newham in Tennis, Athletics, Judo, Table-Tennis and football.

Eric Tsui, District Supervisor of Ladbrokes presented the cheque to Tessa Sanderson Foundation last week.

Mr Tsui, said: “At Ladbroke’s, it is great to give back and support local projects like Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy as it coaches and supports aspiring stars of the future through sports and education. It was inspiring for the team and myself to meet a starlet of the future like Jahmal Germain decathlete and one day see him competing in Rio 2016. We believe betting shops are a vital part of the local community and we should do our part in supporting it.”

Tessa Sanderson said: “I am delighted to receive the donation from Ladbrokes to The Tessa Sanderson Foundation, a non-profitable charity and each year we see our organisation growing from strength to strength.

“We have seen many of our grass roots members excel to the next level and more through our assistance and mentoring and we shall continue to do so in order to help each member achieve their goal and gain the opportunity to do sport. We welcome the financial grant from Ladbrokes and their caring attitude towards young aspiring people and the Foundation would be delighted to work with them towards Rio the host of the next Olympic Games.”


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