Last Friday (16th January) Scottish Sports Aid (formerly SportsAid Scotland) announced the 2015 list of awardees who will receive a grant to assist with their travel and training costs. Lewis Gibson, Senior Men’s figure skater of Magnum Ice Dance and Figure Skating Club, and the Olympia club East Kilbride, is one of those athletes that have been awarded.
Lewis Gibson has been chosen to be awarded a grant of £1,000 which will go towards his future travel and training costs. Gibson has shown great potential in his young career so far, being named 2012 Scottish Junior Men’s Champion and claiming a Silver medal in the 2013 British Figure Skating Championships.
Scottish Sports Aid is a charity that provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters in the 12 to 22 year age range, who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level. The finance given is to help the athletes with their travel and training costs, and will hopefully assist them in becoming Scotland's future sporting stars.
The Mofatt Trust, based in Ayrshire has sponsored 18 of Scottish Sports Aid’s 2015 grants. The trust was set up and funded by the Moffat family, who were the founders and owners of the travel agents, AT Mays. The current trustees are very keen on sport, and this is the second of three years' funding being provided to Scottish Sports Aid, principally for supporting young sportsmen and sportswomen in the Ayrshire area.
For more information about Scottish Sports Aid please go to: http://www.sportsaidscotland.org.uk/