Sponsors

We rely on sponsors for our many projects and activities. Read how they help here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 donationssponsors, 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):

Cammell Laird sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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.

Photo of Michael Marshall, the co-founder of Brunswick Boys Club in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s Brunswick Boys Club (now Brunswick Youth and Community Centre) was co-founded by Michael Marshall.

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.

Play Boat at The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre

Cammell Laird’s master shipbuilders made this boat for Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

23 Foundation sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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.

Photo of Jamie Carragher, footballer, and Keith Lloyd, Centre Manager at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

Jamie Carragher and Centre Manager Keith Lloyd in 2006.

Community Foundation for Merseyside sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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 sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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 MBC sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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.

Sefton CVS sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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.

Donoghue Solicitors sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

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).

Photo of Kevin Donoghue, solicitor, with Keith Lloyd of The Brunny.

Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors, with Keith Lloyd, Centre Manager at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

Carillion sponsors Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

Like many of our sponsors, Carillion plc is helping Brunswick Youth and Community Centre in different ways.

  1. The company is using its considerable resources to assist in maintaining the infrastructure of our Centre. By refurbishing our sports hall and the Centre’s main building Carillion:
    • saves our charity considerable expense, which is particularly important at a time of budget cuts
    • gives our members an attractive, usable space, which encourages increased use of the Centre
    • enables us to retain key partners, such as the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy
    • helps us to generate additional revenue through facility hire
    • ensures our staff and volunteers have a healthy, safe, and pleasant work environment.
  2. As well as the valuable investment in our Centre, we are looking into working with the Carillion apprenticeship programme as part of our Education, Training, and Employment programme. By working together we intend to help Carillion source quality recruits to their programme, and help local people gain valuable skills and work.

Department for Digital, Culture media & Sport – Big Lottery Fund

 

 

 

 

 

The Brunswick has been lucky enough to receive funding through The Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport. This support is enabling the Brunswick to deliver a range of youth activities and programmes to promote positive engagement by young people as well as a tailored youth apprenticeship programme for local young people.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects. It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. In 2016/17 it awarded £712.7 million and supported more than 13,814 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since June 2004 it has awarded £8.5 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

 

Individual Sponsors

As well as sponsors from the public and private sectors, we welcome individual sponsorships and donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated.

Join Our Sponsors

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.

 

 

 

 

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