Pet retailer, fitness firm and football club unite to net support for children’s hospice
PETPLACE, LVL5 Gyms and Kinmel Bay FC have united to net support for a leading children’s hospice.
The North Wales pet retailer and recently launched fitness company are new kit sponsors for the FAW platinum-accredited club, which has more than 100 players across its junior, men’s and ladies’ sides.
And the three organisations will be holding events and fundraising activities throughout the season for Ty Gobaith and Hope House Hospices, including a sports and memorabilia auction next summer.
Sion Pritchard, owner of Snowdon Holdings group – which includes PetPlace and LVL5 Gyms Ltd – says the partnership will be focused on Kinmel Bay FC’s work in the community and supporting the players health and wellbeing journey as they aim for promotion from the North Wales Coast East Football League.
Rich Blake, a director of LVL5, personal trainer and Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing Master Practitioner (WRAW MP), will also be on hand to deliver advice and guidance on exercise, nutrition and healthy living.
“We opened our Kinmel Bay headquarters just over a year ago and already feel a strong connection to the people and businesses here,” said Sion.
“The work the club has done in this area is amazing, for children and adults of all ages, so we want to help them at grassroots level with their continued growth on and off the pitch.
“Through LVL5 we will also be able to assist with data monitoring and analysis, which I’m sure will all play a part in enhancing the players’ performances in training and on match days.
“And together we will continue to support Hope House Hospices through fundraising and events.”
Leon Field, Joint Manager of Kinmel Bay FC, added: “We thank PetPlace and LVL5 for their support and are excited about this new partnership.
“The kit looks fantastic and will certainly turn a few heads this season.
“We are also delighted to be championing Hope House and will do all we can to support what is an incredible local cause.”
The new strip was unveiled at PetPlace’s headquarters on Tir Llwyd Enterprise Park, where players and coaching staff were joined by Bev Bradley, Corporate Area Fundraiser for the charity.
She said: “We are so grateful and would like to thank Sion, Leon and everyone involved with both organisations for this commitment.
“As a Silver Business Champion, PetPlace has done so much for the hospice, and we are sure with the football club on board as well we can do even more to continue providing first-class, vital respite care for children across the region.”