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Retro Sports Day raises £12k for young people in Liverpool

30 May 2024

Smashing race records as well as its ambitious fundraising target, Torus Foundation is thrilled that its annual Retro Sports Day has raised an incredible £12,000 for young people in Liverpool!

Seeing 20 teams compete to win the coveted Retro Sports Day trophy as well as glory for their respective organisations, the day was powered by friendly rivalry and competitive spirits as everyone took part in classic childhood favourites – such as an egg and spoon race – in a bid to top the table and win gold.

While everyone embraced the fun activities, the importance of the day was not forgotten as thanks to Retro Sports Day’s key supporters – Brabners, Castle Green Homes, The Learning Foundry, Markhams, PMC North West and Softsell Training – as well as all attendees, £12,000 was raised; the largest amount from the Retro Sports Day events so far!

All the money raised will go towards continuing to support young members attending Torus Foundation’s FireFit Youth and Community Hub in Toxteth, Liverpool. FireFit provides a safe space for young members to access nightly fun and engaging activities , with hot food for them before they begin their anticipated session. Activities include a range of sports, arts and crafts, Duke of Edinburgh Award and more.

Taking home first place was PMC North West, who topped the leaderboard thanks to their fantastic teamwork. CPC Project Services triumphed to be awarded second place, while Torus Developments, came a gallant third.

1st Place - PMC North West
2nd Place - CPC Project Services
3rd Place - Torus Developments
Ending this year’s Retro Sports Day on a high, Ben from PMC North West commented,

“We’re over the moon with the winners’ trophy, we’ll definitely be back next year. Obviously it means a lot for us as a company to get involved with something like this for Torus Foundation, great to be a part of it!”

Torus Foundation was overwhelmed by the amount of key supporters and businesses who were eager to sign up to this year’s event and contribute towards the positive impact being made for the young people in Liverpool.

Commenting on this year’s success, Torus Foundation’s Managing Director, Kate Shone, said,

“Our Retro Sports Day has become an annual tradition that has very much become the highlight of Torus Foundation’s year. We’re grateful for each key supporter and local business who have come together to help us exceed the fundraising target set to continue the support being delivered to our young community.

“It’s been such an unforgettable day for us all, and the whole team are extremely proud to be in a position of being able to continue building on the fantastic work being delivered by Torus Foundation across communities in the North West.”

A huge thank you to all competitors who took up the baton this year, your enthusiasm and support are hugely appreciated, and we can’t wait to blow the whistle on next year’s Retro Sports Day already!

While the team get their thinking caps on for next year’s Retro Sports Day, if you or your business would like to help strengthen the work being delivered by Torus Foundation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Fundraising team.

In addition to working with young people, Torus Foundation provides support and opportunities for people living in local communities to find work and training, to make the most of money and benefits, as well as looking at ways to help improve people’s health and wellbeing.

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