Blackburn Rovers player Jason Roberts wins grant for his charity work in Stonebridge

Foundation established by footballer helps youths through engaging programme

A sports charity established by a footballer who grew up in Stonebridge has been given a cash boost to help youths in the area.

The Jason Roberts Foundation which was set up by the Blackburn Rovers’ striker has been awarded �8,900 for their Stonebridge Volunteering Programme by The Team London Small Grant Fund.

The programme, which is being delivered from the Stonebridge Pavilion, engages youths aged between 11 to 19 by giving them access to multi-sports, arts and youth work opportunities. It also offers workshops and personal development courses.

Mr Roberts, who was awarded an MBE last year for his charity work, said: “I am delighted that Team London has selected the Foundation’s volunteering project to receive this grant.

“We have been successful in securing a number of volunteers from the young people who attend our courses on the “Respect Brent” programme and the Foundation was keen to develop this further. With the backing from Team London’s Small Grant Fund we plan to engage 100 young people in volunteering.”

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