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iomart Teams Up With Wheatley Group To Help Communities in Scotland

10th June 2014 · Press Releases

Exclusive competition gives away free sports kits and equipment

iomart has joined forces with Wheatley Housing Group to give a boost to disadvantaged communities across Central Scotland.

As a result sports clubs in these communities will have the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of football, rugby, basketball and hockey kits as well as vouchers for sports equipment.

iomart is running the exclusive competition for registered teams playing in communities where Wheatley has homes through its annual sports campaign Host Your Kit.

GB basketball team co-captain and Host Your Kit ambassador Kieron Achara was joined by youngsters in Cardonald in Glasgow to launch the new sports kit project.

Kieron said: “Sport opens so many doors in life so it’s important we encourage children in communities across Scotland to embrace it. Through this great initiative we can help make it happen.”

The project is part of Wheatley Pledge, a £1.5million scheme which encourages contractors and suppliers of Wheatley Group to do more to help people who live in Wheatley’s neighbourhoods.

Wheatley Group includes GHA, Cube, West Lothian Housing Partnership and Loretto and spans 12 local authorities across the Central Belt. iomart provides data centre services for GHA.

Alex McGuire, Wheatley Group Director of Property, said: “We launched Wheatley Pledge last year to encourage companies we work with to do more to help people in our communities. Some of our neighbourhoods are among the most disadvantaged in the UK and we’re delighted iomart has stepped in with this offer of free kits and sports equipment. We hope it will bring a real boost to teams based in our communities.”

Tenants are asked to log on to the Host Your Kit website and explain why their club would benefit from the new kit or equipment. 10 lucky clubs will be awarded full kits for their team and another 10 will win vouchers for sports equipment. Winners will be chosen by Wheatley Group and iomart judges.

Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart, added: “We are delighted to be taking the Wheatley Pledge in a year when the Commonwealth Games is happening on our doorstep.

“The financial cost of equipment and kit can often be a barrier to adopting healthy activities, so we hope through this initiative we can help more Wheatley Group residents both young and old to take up the baton of sport.”

To find out more about the Wheatley Group’s initiative with iomart go to www.hostyourkit.com/wheatley

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