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Football and rugby pros team up with Tappit to foster a winning community spirit

Manchester, UK. 26 April 2018 – Cashless experience expert Tappit, a sponsor of both Bury FC Lawrence Dallaglio’s RugbyWorks charity, brought its sporting partners together this week to help inspire disadvantaged young people in the North West.

Bury FC players Andrew Tutte and Christopher Sang attended New Horizons school in Warrington on Monday to talk about the power of teamwork and self-belief. The players also spent time with students at the Special Educational Needs school to share their experience in overcoming unexpected challenges.

On Wednesday, top goalscorer Jermaine Beckford joined Danny Mayor, coaches from RugbyWorks and Tappit CEO Jason Thomas at Bury’s Carrington training ground to run a sports session for local teenagers who aren’t in mainstream education. The aim of Lawrence Dallaglio’s charity is to help these young people to enter and remain in employment, training or education, through a programme based on the sporting values of rugby.

Ethan Isaac, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Dallaglio RugbyWorks, said, “We have been working with New Horizons since last year and pupils have responded well. The backing from Tappit ensures our programme is fully funded and able to support the school and young people. It enables us to have two dedicated coaches from RugbyWorks visit each week for the next 12 months, helping us to transform lives for the better.”

Jason Thomas, CEO of Tappit, explained: “We’re grateful to the coaches and players from the Dallaglio RugbyWorks foundation and Bury FC for their time supporting the local community. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy memorable experiences and build valuable life skills, so we’re pleased to support these ongoing efforts to help improve the lives of young people in the North West.”

Matt Hanson, Business Development Director at Bury FC, added: “We work with our Community Trust on initiatives throughout the year and Tappit has been an important supporter of our work since joining us last summer. Members of our squad have also encountered and had to overcome challenges, whether it be at school, managing injuries, or mental health issues, and we’re pleased if we can share these experiences to give something back to the community.”

In May, Tappit employees will join up to 200 riders in the Dallaglio Cycle Slam, a three-stage, 1,780 km charity cycle aiming to raise over £1 million to help young people tackle life in a positive way. Lawrence Dallaglio, supported by 29 other core riders, will cycle the entire route, with each rider aiming to raise at least £15,000. To find out more about the charity or to make a donation, visit www.dallagliorugbyworks.com

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