The Bucks Sporting Lunch Club was created in 2011. From humble beginnings, the club now meets twice a year at the prestigious Dorney Lake venue.
Bucks Sporting Lunch Clubs are sponsored by Buckinghamshire based businesses wishing to contribute to the success of young athletes. Local individuals, businesses and Trusts often want to support talented athletes, but until now there has been no easy way to do this.
The Bucks Sporting Lunch Clubs are designed to help aspiring local Olympians/Paralympians achieve their sporting dreams through the charity SportsAid. SportsAid are the National Charity for sport, who working with the governing bodies of sport, support over 2000 talented young sports people each year
Corporate Sponsors and other companies in the region book tables of ten at the lunches as the events are well known for providing high quality sporting speakers, a thriving atmosphere and a wonderful networking opportunity - meeting and greeting new faces from businesses across Bucks. Individual applications are welcomed and interesting tables are put together.
Being a part of this lunch club has a direct appeal to its guests, as well as the young athletes who will appear at the events – to compete in British sport or to invest in it and watch it flourish - all the money raised at the lunches will go solely towards supporting Bucks athletes.
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SportsAid Eastern Trustees
Mark Ormerod (Leap)
Mark’s professional career in sport started in 1989. Following the completion of his MSc he joined the research team at the Sports Council, now known as Sport England, holding a number of positions developing sporting opportunities for young people at national and regional level over 17 years. Mark joined Leap - the Bucks and MK County Sports Partnership - as Director in 2012 and became Chair of SportsAid Eastern in 2017.
Steve Perry (B P Collins LLP)
Steve became a Trustee of SportsAid Eastern in 2015. A Digital Marketing Manager by trade and former sports graduate of Bucks New University, Steve was a Gamesmaker for the International Paralympic Committee during London 2012. He has worked at B P Collins for over a decade where he leads on implementing the firm's digital marketing and business development strategy.
- 2hWealthcare (Independent Financial Advisers, Beaconsfield)
"As independent financial planners, we’re all about helping our clients achieve their dreams in life. By supporting Bucks Sporting Lunch Club, we’re helping to create a platform where more dreams come true and where we can all share in the feelgood factor."
Steve Wilson, Managing Partner
- B P Collins LLP (Solicitors, Gerrards Cross)
"The lunch club provides an ideal opportunity for B P Collins to really make a difference to the development of young athletes - as sponsors, we can play an important role by investing in future success stories."
Simon Deans, Senior Partner
- Quantuma (Recovery specialists, Marlow)
"With deep roots in Buckinghamshire, the team at Quantuma are passionate about the community in which we live and work. We firmly believe young people are our future; we are committed to supporting the development of the next generation of young talent – both in our own organisation, as well as the county’s sporting community, through our partnership with Bucks Sporting Lunch Clubs ."
Chris Newell, Partner