Foundation step in after thieves disrupt King’s College season
King’s College London has one of the UK’s fastest growing lacrosse clubs. Since being formed just five years ago, the club gone from 50 members to fielding six teams this season.
The club had just set up a new women’s team when a large amount of their equipment was stolen. Having put most of their resources behind the formation of the new team, it looked like King’s would be unable to replace the equipment, which would severely damage recruitment for the year, and possibly lead to a team folding. They turned to The Lacrosse Foundation for help, hoping we would be able to support them through this period of financial difficulty.
After reviewing the application, The Lacrosse Foundation was able to cover the cost of the stolen equipment, making sure that a stroke of bad luck didn’t badly affect a club with a healthy business plan and a desire to grow. Here’s what club captain Tristan Fraser had to say following the donation:
“The Lacrosse Foundation were generous enough to help us out in a time of need by donating 30 men's and women's sticks. Without their help our season and recruitment would have been severely affected, but instead we've had our most successful year to date with recruitment of over 100 members, fantastic performances across all six of our teams and even starting to get involved with some charity work, using The Lacrosse Foundation's sticks to teach local children how to play via the university. Their prompt and kind help was truly invaluable to us this year. Thank you!”