Sunday 11th September, Liverpool, United Kingdom – Hockey for Heroes, a supporting charity of Help for Heroes, who raises money to help our injured and fallen Heroes, today announces a multi-thousand pound sponsorship deal with Celixir, a leading British regenerative medicines company. The partnership is being announced through a hockey match between Hockey for Heroes and the English men’s Masters team at Bisham Abbey, the home of English hockey. All proceeds from the match will go to charity.
The sponsorship agreement between Hockey for Heroes and Celixir sees the latter becoming the charity’s main shirt sponsor for 2016-17, enabling them to expand their support of injured veterans to take part in adaptive sports and rehabilitation.
“Hockey for Heroes would like to thank Celixir for their sponsorship of our charity. This multi-year sponsorship allows us to increase our previous target and help 3,000 injured service personnel per year. We are extremely grateful to Ajan Reginald and the Celixir team for their generosity,” said Gary Ryder, Managing Director, Hockey for Heroes.
Hockey for Heroes was founded in 2012 and is currently made up of approximately 100 people giving their time both on and off the hockey pitch. Hockey for Heroes men’s team was founded in 2012 and has raised over £60,000 for Help for Heroes through various events and challenges to date. The ladies’ team was founded in 2016.
The Hockey for Heroes team continues to undertake tasks that mix a combination of exceptional physical exertion combined with playing hockey. In 2017 they plan to undertake their biggest challenge to date, with the team completing a 10 day walk over 250 miles from Cardiff to London carrying injured Ex Royal Marine Dom Lovett on a stretcher. During these 10 days the team will stop off at various hockey clubs on route and aims to play 30 hockey games.
"We are delighted to sponsor Hockey for Heroes to help wounded, injured and sick service personnel. It's an honour and a privilege to support this worthy cause", said Ajan Reginald, Chief Executive Officer, Celixir