Cats In The Community Finalists For Award



Swindon Wildcats in the Community are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as a finalist for the ‘Services to the Community’ award at the 2017 Wiltshire Business Awards.

A panel of top business people at the Wiltshire Business Awards 2017 will pick the winner on Friday 5th May 2017. The nomination brings significant benefits to the Community programme fronted by Wildcats Community Development Officer Sam Bullas. Having reached the finalists stage through a rigorous judging process, the work Sam and his team do in the community can be highly commended. Having reached over 50 schools and more than 15,000 children in the last eight years.

Speaking on making the final six for the ‘Services to the Community’ award, Wildcats Community Development Officer Sam Bullas said:

All of us at Swindon Wildcats in the Community are delighted to be nominated as a finalist for this prestigious award.

I’m delighted to be part of such a rewarding and giving organisation alongside fantastic staff such as Lee Mason, Ken Forshee, Paul Kelsall and Robbie Pamphilon and many more who dedicate their lives to improving the Wiltshire community.

Chairman of Swindon Wildcats in the Community, Steve Nell, has praised the growth of the Community programme which he launched in 2008.

The community programme started in 2008 with an aim of getting as many children as possible off the streets and into sports in Wiltshire. Since then the programme has developed into something bigger than I originally envisaged and is going from strength to strength by recently gaining Charity status.

The SWITC now is one of the top community programmes in the UK with an overall focus on youth development, disability and adult inclusion. The Swindon Wildcats organisation is so much more than an on ice hockey team; the work the community foundation does is at the forefront of highlighting what a community focused organisation we are”.

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