Fundraising lunch with Paul McGinley
On Tuesday the 7th September The Sporting Club held a fabulous fundraising lunch at the new M Restaurant in Victoria St London with Paul McGinley.
The event was organised by Paul Sheldon from Reposm and Ian Stafford, the founder of The Sporting Club.
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PFA pledges £500,000 to Reposm Sporting Housing Trust
The PFA have pledged £500,000 to the Reposm Sporting Housing Trust, a charity devoted to providing sheltered accommodation for retired sportspeople who have fallen on hard times.
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League Managers Association gives backing
The League Managers Association are giving financial backing to a scheme aimed at building a retirement home for former sportsmen and women. Continue reading “League Managers Association gives backing”
Sir Alex Ferguson C.B.E gives support to Reposm
Reposm aims to provide affordable homes to former sports stars who have fallen on hard times.
The scheme has the backing of Sir Alex Ferguson, who is a senior figure at the League Managers Association and is particularly keen to see more support for ageing former managers, coaches and scouts.
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Henry Winter -The Times Chief Football Writer – writes about Reposm
– The Game has a duty to help old heroes in times of trouble
It is one of the unmentioned scandals of modern football, a blemish on the game, heartbreaking for all who care about those who have given everything, who still serve so selflessly. It is the sight of former players, coaches and managers now working as scouts, heading into a ground, progress slowed by some old ligaments, others by the new onset of arthritis. They still hurry in. Some are lonely, on the breadline, even needing a roof over their heads. But they go.
It’s mad. Football is awash with wealth at the top and parched down the pyramid.
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Reposm — A new Charity in the making
The Reposm proposal is based on an existing successful housing model in the world of music and arts. Michael Soper is the voluntary Chairman of Cyril Wood Memorial Trust, which provides sheltered housing for retired artists, musicians, authors, and craftspersons. It has 24 self-contained flats where residents can live alongside other retired neighbours from the Arts world, whilst continuing to follow their career passions and interests thanks to shared studio spaces and a large communal lounge (complete with a grand piano).
The concept of Cyril Wood was conceived and founded in 1975 by people from all areas of the Arts, including Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Joyce Grenfell, J.B.Priestley, John Le Carre, Lord Goodman, Viscount Cranborne and Victor Bonham-Carter.
Cyril Wood is managed by its Corporate Trustee, the charity East Boro Housing Trust, of which Michael is also a voluntary Board Member. East Boro’s expertise ensures that the buildings are maintained, tenants are supported, and the many laws and regulations are complied with.
The musicians’ Performing Rights Society Benevolent Fund is a major supporter of the Cyril Wood Memorial Trust, providing finance for the Trust’s expansion and modernisation, and in return it nominates some of the potential residents for the scheme from amongst the musicians who they support.
This is the actual operating example that has inspired Michael to make the Reposm proposal.