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Foundation’s Engage Programme supported by a £5000 grant from Moth in A China Shop

Northampton Saints Foundation are delighted to have received a £5000 grant from Moth in A China Shop (MIACS), a charity set up in 2015, by Hugh Mason, after the tragic death of his son, Arthur. Unfortunately, the sadness does not end with Arthur. In December 2018 his brother Harold tragically lost his life in a car accident. The charity exists to provide support in areas where sport and nutritional awareness is not well established, or rehabilitation programmes and equipment is required. MIACS hopes for a world where all can enjoy and have the opportunity to play and learn about sports and health. 

“We are thrilled to be involved in such a worthy programme. The ethos and morals of rugby provide a platform for young people to help them develop in life, providing health and social skills.”

Hugh Mason, Father of Arthur and Harold

This funding will help the Foundation to continue their delivery and support for young people on our Engage programmes.  The Engage Programme supports children aged 10 – 16 who are at risk of being, or have already been, excluded from mainstream education.  Referrals to this programme have been increasing over recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the pandemic, which has seen disadvantaged children become more isolated.   

Moth In a China Shop have also pledged to support the Foundation for a further 2 years, with additional £5000 grants each year.   

“We want to thank everyone involved at Moth in a China Shop for this fantastic donation and their pledge to support us for the next three years.  Knowing that we have secured future funding will help us to plan our expansion of this programme, which will enable us to support more young people in need.”  said Sue Wright, Grants and Fundraising Officer at Northampton Saints Foundation. 

If you would like any information about how you can support the Northampton Saints Foundation, please contact Sue Wright, www.northamptonsaintsfoundation.org / 07483 078363.