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Arnold Clark Community Fund Supports Eagles Foundation Wheelchair RL

22/07/2021

The Arnold Clark Community Fund, created by Arnold Clark – the nationwide car sales dealer – was established to give back to the communities in which they operate to help registered charities in the UK and local community groups continue their important work disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic, with the Eagles Foundation being one of the chosen charities.

The Eagles Foundation has received a £1,000 contribution from the Arnold Clark Community Fund to help grow Wheelchair Rugby League in the city of Sheffield, with the money being used to help fund venue hire and providing equipment, making up a shortfall for monies that would have been raised but could not as a result of the pandemic.

 “It was a very pleasant surprise to find out that we had been awarded the £1,000 from the Arnold Clark Community Fund,” said David Butler, Trustee of the Eagles Foundation. 

“It’s been a very challenging time for charities unable to fundraise and the focus on the nation having been on survival through the pandemic. 

“The Eagles Foundation has certainly experienced this and as a result our plans to grow our Wheelchair Rugby League offer had been affected, so this donation helps us to get back on track!”

The launch of Wheelchair Rugby League has proven to be extremely popular, with sessions having been extended to cope with demand, now taking place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the Pearson Building, Sheffield Hallam University. 

Contact Andrea Dobson via andrea.dobson@eaglesfoundation.co.uk or 07960 135 699 for full details.

Founded in 1954, Arnold Clark has grown from opening its first dealership in Glasgow to becoming a UK wide operation with 193 dealerships with 20,000 cars in stock and selling over 250,000 cars each year, generating a £3bn turnover annually. For more information visit www.arnoldclark.com