Excitement and enjoyment were the energies filling the room at two local primary schools in Cardiff on the 2nd March 2010 as the Cheshire Jets basketball team and Carlyle Finance delivered the Hoops for Health program.
The Cheshire Jets, sponsored by Carlyle Finance, run a charity, The Jets Foundation. One of their many programs is built around educating young people about healthy living and supporting children with disabilities.
Carlyle Finance, one of the leading independent motor finance organisations in the UK, offering loan advice to finance a car, as well as providing quality car finance deals, proudly became the Cheshire Jets’ core sponsor. Carlyle Finance were keen to become a part of their charity events because it is an exciting opportunity to make a difference, as the Hoops for Health program teaches children about the implications of smoking and alcohol abuse. Carlyle Finance feels it is important to support the community, especially in these uncertain economic times, as charities generally have experienced a reduction in support during the recession. After enjoying considerable success in 2009 delivering record breaking business performance Carlyle Finance is thrilled to take responsibility by supporting various charitable events, including Hoops for Health.
On the 2nd March, the syllabus delivered to children surrounded the importance of being fit, the benefits of a balanced diet through healthy eating and the implications of smoking. The idea was to present a role model, on this occasion being the Jet’s team captain, James Hamilton, to both schools, to demonstrate to the children the benefits of healthy living, and involving them in fun basketball skills.
Karl Werner, Head of Sales and Marketing at Carlyle Finance says,” it is really fulfilling seeing children being inspired by healthy living and we are proud we can help deliver this message. Children learn more from role models, so we were really pleased to work with James in conveying the message, and we can’t wait to do more work with the Cheshire Jets”.