A club which encourages people across East Yorkshire to get involved in sport and stay fit is to invest in new specialist training equipment, thanks to a £1,000 donation from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Humber Triathletes promotes triathlon events – which involves running, cycling and swimming – to people of all ages across the region.
Graeme Wrightson, Humber Triathletes secretary and coach, says the money from the Trust will be used to help expand the club, helping them buy wet suits, event safety signs and swim analysis equipment, which films performance underwater and enables swimmers to improve for the future.
“Receiving the grant is brilliant and it has really helped us a lot, especially with the equipment side of things,” said Mr Wrightson.
“The club has expanded so quickly since we launched last year. We had 20 people in the pool at one stage and only five or six pieces of equipment, so people had to share things.
“This money is making a real difference and we are really grateful for the support.”
The club’s next event, “Go Tri”, will be staged in East Park, east Hull, on July 13.
It will see people aged 14 and above able to complete in a 1.5K swim, followed by a 6.6K bike ride and a further 1.5K swim, for a £5 entry fee.
A duathlon event, which includes running and cycling, will also take place in the park on August 3, in aid of Dove House Hospice.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust is dedicated to giving back to communities across Yorkshire, supporting small projects, groups and organisations which make a positive difference to their communities.
The Trust recent announced an increase in its annual fund to £100,000, and is now offering up to £2,500 per application.
Jo Hudgell, chair of the Trust, said: “We are delighted to support Humber Triathletes with this grant and we hope it helps the club continue to go from strength-to-strength in the future.
“We are always happy to support groups and projects which encourage people to take up sport and stay fit, and we hope everyone involved with the club benefits from the specialist equipment they can now buy.”
Humber Triathletes was set up in September 2013 and has since established a series of events for participants to take part in, all designed to be fun, short and achievable.
Graeme added: “Both events which are coming up in East Park are short distances designed to have a bit of fun.
“Hopefully, people will enjoy it and want to do more in the future. We want to invest in getting new people involved in the sport.”
Further information about the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust is available online at hudgellv2.wpengine.com/the-hudgell-solicitors-trust/
Visit www.humber-triathletes.co.uk for more information about Humber Triathletes, or to register for one of the forthcoming events.