Barrie bags Best Charity at the Corporate Awards
The incredible hard work that Barrie Wells and the team at
the Wells Sports Foundation have put into developing Box 4 Kids was recognised
at the Corporate Engagement awards on Tuesday 28th October with Barrie Wells picking up two golds and a
The Foundation was awarded ‘Best Charity, NFP (not for
profit) programme and ‘Best Sports and Leisure programme’ for the Box 4 Kids initiative,
along with picking up bronze for ‘Best pro bono work for charitable, social or
The awards are the UK’s only dedicated celebration of
partnerships, sponsorship's and corporate social responsibility and we came top
of the table with our brilliant Box 4 Kids programme that helps to inspire
businesses to work together for the benefit of seriously ill children. Presented by Ade Adepitan, television
presenter and Paralympic basketball medallist.
Barrie attended the awards with Goldie Sayers, 3 time
Olympian and Javelin British record holder.
‘To win these awards in a field that included the likes of
KPMG and WPP is a complete honour. For
the team at the Wells Sports Foundation, every day is a reward in working with
such supportive partners donating their Boxes for the sole benefit of such
deserving children to become true VIPs for the day. We celebrate these awards and accept them on
behalf of all our corporate partners and the many children who have benefitted
from their kindness.’
Box 4 Kids started in 2009 when Barrie purchased an
executive box at Anfield solely for the use of seriously ill children to enjoy
a VIP experience and watch the match in style with a loved one.
Box 4 Kids has now span across 6 different sports including;
Premier League Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket, Tennis and Formula
We also have regular boxes at Wembley, along with the
inclusion of none sporting entertainment venues such as the O2, the Royal
Albert Hall and Manchester Phones 4 U Arena.
This couldn't be possible without the help of our partners
who kindly give up their boxes for the day. Yet we are keen to keep growing and want to
help more children who are battling very tough illnesses enjoy these special
days out! So please get in touch if you would
like to work with the Wells Sports Foundation by donating a box for the day.