The English Cities Fund to sponsor Saints’ Inclusive Cheer programme

We are delighted to announce that The English Cities Fund (ECF) – a national development partnership between nationwide placemaker, Muse, Legal & General, one of the UK’s leading financial institutions and major global investors and the government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England –  will be sponsoring Our Inclusive Cheer group, one of our fastest-growing Cheerleading classes!

ECF is currently in a 20-year borough-wide partnership with St Helens Borough Council, to deliver place-changing regeneration that benefits communities right across the borough, starting in the town centres of St Helens and Earlestown.

As part of our Inclusion round, we continue to celebrate all the amazing groups within our Community who continue to achieve more and more each and every week, with our Inclusive Cheer being one of them.

With our Saints Angels cheerleading group continuing to expand and grow, the launch of our Inclusive Cheer group last year allowed our group of Cheerleaders to deliver and introduce new members to our amazing Cheerleading group!

Our Inclusive Cheer group is designed for those with disabilities of any kind to come along and be a part of our amazing cheer team, with the amazing group of Cheerleaders already taking part in pitch performances both this season and last, along with the club’s official kit launch last year, as they took part in the mass firework performance!

Steve Leonard, Saints Community Development Foundation Director, said: “We are delighted to announce that The English Cities Fund will be sponsoring our Inclusive Cheer group! Our team of Cheerleaders continue to work incredibly hard to keep striving and improving, and the addition of our Inclusive Cheer group has done just that.”

“To have ECF come on board and sponsor our Inclusive Cheer group is something we are really proud about. The interest from ECF already has been great, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow our relationship!”

Stuart Rogers, Project Director at The English Cities Fund, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to support Saints Community Development Foundation’s Inclusive Cheer programme for the next two years, which is making such a positive difference to the lives of young people and their families from right across the town.

“As a business, we’re committed to places and communities for the long-term and the regeneration we deliver is centred around building a brighter future for all.  Being the development partner to St Helens Borough Council in a 20-year regeneration plan, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support a fantastic programme that’s specifically designed to give people with disabilities of any kind the opportunity to be part of the club’s inclusive cheer team”.

If you would like to get involved with our Inclusive Cheer team, please get in touch here – [email protected]