Sponsors play a crucial role in the work we do at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.
As a registered charity, we rely on a mix of public and private funding to provide our services for the benefit of the community in Bootle, Sefton, Liverpool, and beyond.
Membership of Brunswick Youth and Community Centre is FREE, and many of our activities are free of charge to members. We rely on donations, sponsors, partners, bequests, and others to continue our mission.
Here’s just some of the sponsors we want to thank (click on the logos to go to their websites):
This world-famous company, based in Birkenhead, has been a long and loyal supporter of The Brunny. Playing a vital role in our ongoing success, Cammell Laird has been instrumental in the Michael Marshall Memorial Golf Day at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. This annual event, which Cammell Laird Limited (as Northwestern Shiprepairers Limited) has been the event’s sponsor since it’s inception in 2002, raises money for Brunswick Youth and Community Centre and pays tribute to our co-founder, Michael Marshall, a former member of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Cammell Laird also came to our aid when we had an unusual problem. When we developed our garden and play area we wanted to incorporate a feature which would be decorative, represent our heritage, and safe for children. The answer: a boat!
We invited children from All Saints Catholic Primary School, which is across the road from The Brunny, to submit designs. The winning design was taken by these world-class shipbuilders and used to create a unique, and permanent, structure. It is a highlight of our garden and play area, and a firm favourite among our many childrens’ groups.
No one embodies the spirit and determination of Bootle more than former Liverpool and England footballer Jamie Carragher. A familiar face around The Brunny, Jamie went on to pursue an impressive career in football which saw him represent Liverpool FC for 17 years, notching up 737 appearances for the club.
A rare one-club man, his loyalty to his club and the people of Bootle have been shown time and time again. His 23 Foundation is supporting youth in Merseyside, the UK, and beyond to “achieve their dreams”.
In the video below, Jamie explains the work of his foundation to The Professional Footballers’ Association. Filmed in part at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre, Centre Manager Keith Lloyd shows how their generous donation has made an impact locally and thanks Jamie for his “massive contribution”:
The Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy, (which is based at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre) is helping school leavers aged 16-19 to gain BTEC qualifications and employment.
Jamie is hosting a special dinner in aid of Brunswick Youth and Community Centre on 11 March 2016. Come and have a great night out with him and help support the work we do. Click here for more details.
The Community Foundation for Merseyside is an independent registered charity based in Liverpool. It is supported by companies as diverse as Santander, the Professional Footballers’ Association, and Comic Relief.
By strategic social investment, the Foundation aims to contribute to, and achieve, positive social change in local communities.
Liverpool One Foundation has donated over £1.5 million to “small, grassroots organisations across Merseyside who are supporting children and young people, education and employability”.
As a valued sponsor and supporter of The Brunny, we greatly appreciate the work the Foundation does. As our Centre Manager, Keith Lloyd, said in the Foundation’s 2014 report:
“We were overwhelmed by Liverpool ONE’s support. The investment of time and money has been immense.”
Sefton Council are more than just sponsors to the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre. By working together on numerous projects we are able to collectively focus our efforts and resources on areas of greatest need. And in a time of seemingly relentless budget cuts, partnerships with charities such as ours are essential for local authorities to fulfil their duties. This mutual benefit means that both sides can prove the value of their investment of time and money.
We are grateful to Sefton MBC for their long-term commitment to The Brunny and the people of Bootle.
Our sponsors at Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (“CVS”), an independent charity providing support for the voluntary community and faith sector across Sefton, work within the remit of NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to “commission” health services.
We work with, and are supported by, this organisation to provide relevant services to members of our community.
Like Jamie Carragher and our Centre Manager, Keith Lloyd, Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors, was a member of The Brunny in his youth.
He is a long-time supporter of the club who previously volunteered leading youth groups on “away days”. He is a regular visitor to the Centre and a close friend of Manager Keith Lloyd.
Kevin went to school in Bootle, still lives nearby, recruits locally where possible, and is fiercely loyal to his North Liverpool roots.
His firm now provides us with website hosting and development services, technical and marketing support, and financial sponsorship (for example, making a cash donation to Brunswick Youth and Community Centre instead of sending Christmas cards).
Like many of our sponsors, Carillion plc is helping Brunswick Youth and Community Centre in different ways.
As well as sponsors from the public and private sectors, we welcome individual sponsorships and donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated.
We are proud of our long, positive, creative relationships with our sponsors. As you can see, as well as funds, many of our sponsors give their time, skills, and financial resources.
Please contact Keith Lloyd, Centre Manager, on 0151 922 3552 if you would like to join them in helping us.
Over the years, many people have kindly given money to support our projects and activities. We welcome donations to our charity. Click here to donate.
Feel free to contact us to discuss how you can get involved and sponsor us.