A group of like-minded sports philanthropists are clubbing together to try to give one up-and-coming talent the opportunity to make the most of their potential.
The group of friends - who wish to remain anonymous but refer to themselves as the Leg-Up Club - are offering backing of up to £1,500 to pay for equipment, coaching or possibly other necessities which could make a big difference to one person’s future.
The group come from a variety of sporting backgrounds, and want to hear from any talent in the area who believes they could benefit from the donation - which is planned to become an annual event.
The group have teamed up with The Standard, and are appealing for anyone interested to get in contact.
To put yourself forward, or to nominate a sporting talent, email email@example.com, outlining details about the individual, their sporting discipline, age, and what the monies would be put towards.
Th closing date for entries is December 31, and the successful applicant will be announced in the new year.