Commercial | Spartans Name New Shirt Sponsor

Blyth Spartans will once again be promoting the Community Foundation – Tyne & Wear and Northumberland – as it’s main shirt sponsor for the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season. After discussions with a number of potential sponsors, Chairman Tony Platten decided that he would once again promote a charitable organisation that does wonderful work for the community across the North East.

The Community Foundation is part of a world-wide network of organisations and – because of the generosity of North East based philanthropists – is actually the biggest in Europe. It has more than £80m under investment and has set new ambitious targets to give more than £10m to local charities each year by the year 2025.

A new scheme – The Giving Network – has been developed to encourage younger professionals to start philanthropic, giving and details can be found at their web site

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/givingandphilanthropy/the-giving-network/

Chairman Tony Platten commented “I have worked personally with the Foundation since selling my business five years ago and know the wide range of charities across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland that have benefited from the generosity of North East philanthropists. North East people have a very close affinity to the area and I am always amazed at what they contribute to the well-being of the region. The last time I supported the foundation we reached the third round of the FA Cup so let’s hope this is a good omen for the coming season.”

Posted by Stuart Dick