Surrey-based accountants MGI Midgley Snelling LLP presented a cheque from their Midsnell Activity Fund yesterday to pay for a whole year’s sponsorship at Weybridge Ballet Academy.
The Academy, which offers ballet lessons to both children and adults in and around Weybridge, was offered a 2016 sponsorship by the generous accountancy firm – and decided to use the funds to support one very fortunate young girl, Marissa Collins, and her ballet lessons for the year.
Following a ballet demonstration, MGI Midgley Snelling LLP presented the Academy with their Midsnell Activity Fund cheque on Thursday 3 March 2016 at St James Parish Hall, Weybridge.
MGI Midgley Snelling LLP Partner, Tracey Wickens, and Receptionist and Administrator, Janice Chessman both attended the event and met with Sally Sumner, Director of the Weybridge Ballet Academy.
Tracey Wickens, Partner at MGI Midgley Snelling LLP, said: “As a firm, we have always placed a great deal of importance on engaging with our local community and that’s how the Midsnell Activity Fund was born.
“We are delighted to present Weybridge Ballet Academy with our latest fund award – it is always rewarding to be active in giving something back to the community and to see the benefits that our funding can bring for different groups of people.”
From left to right: Robert Collins, Tracey Wickens, Sally Sumner, Marissa Collins, Janice Chessman
Set up to help to organisations such as clubs, groups, associations and schools with funding, the Midsnell Activity Fund was first established to encourage people across the generations to participate in and engage with a range of different activities, helping local communities to live active, healthy and interesting lives.
If you know of a project that could qualify and benefit from up to £1,000, please visit: www.midsnell.co.uk/about-us/midsnell-activity-fund/ and complete an application form. To be successful, candidates will need to demonstrate how the money will benefit being active in the local community.