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Providing Sheltered

Accommodation

Hard Times

for Sportspeople

who have fallen on

“The Reposm Charity has been established to help and house those who have fallen on hard times, and deserves the support of all those whose lives – including my own – have been enhanced by sport”

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH


“A caring way of looking after those less fortunate Sportspeople who have fallen on hard times in their later years. I hope it will receive maximum support.”

Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

OUR MISSION

To address the complete lack of Sheltered Housing for Sports People who have fallen in to difficulty, by raising funds to build blocks of flats available at affordable rent. Our ambition is to build a number of homes across various regions in England – the first of which will be on the south coast in association with East Boro Housing Trust


The Charity

Help is currently available to needy sports people through various Associations and Agencies in terms of welfare support to assist mental and physical problems. However, there is no provision available for their most fundamental requirement – accommodation. We are looking to provide a unique solution to a desperate problem.

The benefits Reposm will offer in their Sheltered Housing schemes are life changing. By providing such affordable housing, we will be addressing serious issues such as loneliness, depression, peace of mind and safety. They will live in a supportive community environment, sharing experiences with neighbours from their different sports. Although Reposm will not provide accommodation for sufferers of dementia, evidence-based research shows that loneliness, homelessness and depression increases the risk of dementia by 64%. Our Reposm schemes will therefore be a major contributor to the prevention of dementia.

“We are providing a unique solution to a desperate problem”

About the Charity Proposal

The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspersons who after their career has come to an end need housing assistance and welfare assistance and support from a sportspersons benevolent organisation. The fund would consist of funds donated by professional sporting bodies, private donors and commercial companies with a contribution also being made from East Boro Housing Trust.

Providing Sheltered

Accommodation to

Homeless Sportspeople

Case Studies

CASE STUDY 1

A 56 year old ex professional cricketer, after serving his County for more than 20 years is now sleeping on a friends sofa in London. He lost all his money after a disastrous marriage settlement. He is now working a part time job in London but unable to find affordable accommodation to rent.

Mike Soper says “ He is desperate to move and would be ideally suited for the Reposm model.”

CASE STUDY 2

A Midlands couple in their 60’s, the husband spent over 30 years in his particular sport. In the 90’s they invested their savings in a business. Sadly in 2008 it failed and they became homeless. Now living in poor rented accommodation. Their own family dispersed over the UK and Australia.

Mike Soper says “ I mentioned Reposm to them and the chance of sheltered accommodation in the South of England. They said to quote them “ We would bite your hand off for the chance”.

CASE STUDY 3

An elderly couple living in the SE England, both were heavily involved in the administration of their sport. He was previously a player. A sports club provided them with accommodation but sadly when he retired they had to leave the house. Now living with their son, but not very satisfactory for them.

Mike Soper says “ Both very mentally active for their ages and would be ideal residents for a Reposm home”

Who we are


Richard Teather
Honorary Treasurer

Michael Soper
Chairman

David Cawdery
Deputy Chairman

Paul Sheldon
Executive Consultant

David Doyle
Trustee

Testimonials from

Influential Sportspeople

What our supporters of Reposm say

“All sports-lovers have their heroes, and they are always remembered in their prime.
But heroes age. Their skills fade. So does the memory of them.
The Reposm Charity has been established to help and house those who have fallen on hard times, and deserves the support of all those whose lives- including my own- have been enhanced by sport.”

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

Listing of sports that Reposm will help support

• Athletics
• Archery
• Badminton
• Basketball
• Boxing
• Darts
• Cricket
• Equestrian

• Football
• Football League Managers
• Golf
• Hockey
• Martial Arts
• Motor Sports
• Netball
• Cycling

• Rugby Union
• Rugby League
• Snooker
• Squash
• Swimming
• Table Tennis
• Tennis

Key Partners & Donors

Kerry London

www.kerrylondon.co.uk

Professional Footballers’ Association

www.thepfa.com

League Managers Association

www.leaguemanagers.com

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There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our case studies about an elderly couple living in the SE England. Visit our website to find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: loom.ly/Xzc7Sls

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There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our case studies about an elderly couple living in the SE England. Visit our website to find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: https://loom.ly/Xzc7Sls

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The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspeople who, after their career has come to an end, need housing and welfare assistance and support. They will be let at a very-low rent to tenants chosen from retired professional sportspersons, preferably nominated by a relevant sporting body, whose personal circumstances mean that they are in need of and can benefit from this specialised housing.

Read a detailed breakdown of our proposal here bit.ly/34CjmmG
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The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspeople who, after their career has come to an end, need housing and welfare assistance and support. They will be let at a very-low rent to tenants chosen from retired professional sportspersons, preferably nominated by a relevant sporting body, whose personal circumstances mean that they are in need of and can benefit from this specialised housing.

Read a detailed breakdown of our proposal here bit.ly/34CjmmG

There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our cases studies of those in need. Find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: reposm.org.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our cases studies of those in need. Find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: https://reposm.org.uk/

At Reposm, we have enjoyed many moments this year. One of our highlights has been the fabulous lunch held by The Sporting Club at the new M Restaurant in Victoria St London in support of Reposm.

The lunch was an outstanding success and will be the start of a great partnership between The Sporting Club and Reposm with many more lunches and dinners planned for the New Year.

Read more about the event on our website: bit.ly/PaulMcGinleyFundraisingLunch

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At Reposm, we have enjoyed many moments this year. One of our highlights has been the fabulous lunch held by The Sporting Club at the new M Restaurant in Victoria St London in support of Reposm.

The lunch was an outstanding success and will be the start of a great partnership between The Sporting Club and Reposm with many more lunches and dinners planned for the New Year.

Read more about the event on our website: bit.ly/PaulMcGinleyFundraisingLunch

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Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need including Sir Alex Ferguson CBE.

Read about what we are doing to support those who need it and how you can help us reach our goal reposm.org.uk
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Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need including Sir Alex Ferguson CBE.

Read about what we are doing to support those who need it and how you can help us reach our goal reposm.org.uk
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