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CGA colleagues show support for rugby star Sean


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Sean Andersen in his Lionheart Kit Sean Andersen in his Lionheart Kit

Community Gateway Association (CGA) are immensely proud to be able to support Sean Andersen one of the organisations Gas Engineers, who has been selected to represent the North West Men’s Rugby League “Lionhearts” team, on a week long tour to Canada taking on the Canadian national rugby league team.

Sean works for Gateway PropertyCare, CGA’s property maintenance service which came into existence in April 2013 following transfer from Jackson Lloyd.

The “Lionhearts” squad was selected after a trial day in January and includes representatives from 16 community clubs.

Following his selection, Sean approached CGA’s Chief Executive, Diane Bellinger to see if there was a possibility that the organisation could support the team via sponsorship of the team kit.

After meeting with Sean to find out more about the tour, Diane had no hesitation than to offer to sponsor the team and help Sean fulfil his dream.

The sponsorship sees CGA’s famous Purple and Teal logo printed on the sleeve of the playing shirt.

Sean had to raise money himself to go on the tour,  so CGA colleagues decided to surprise him and give his efforts a bit of boost by holding a fundraising event to help him on his way. 

A cake sale, raffle and football card raised £155, presented to Sean when he received his kit, which he showed off at the organisation’s headquarters before meeting up with the rest of the team for a team photo. 

Diane Bellinger CGA Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to be able to support Sean and the team. We wish them both the best of luck as they represent the NW in Canada.  It was great to see colleagues join together to help raise some funds for a fellow colleague, which goes to show CGA has amazing people and is an amazing place to work”

Commenting on the sponsorship Sean said, “I would like to thank Diane and CGA for sponsoring the kit and the team.  I would also like to say a massive thank you to all my colleagues for the support they have given me in raising money to help me be able to go on the tour.   

NWML Chairman and Lionhearts Tour Manager Stuart Prior said, “The tour would not be possible without support from our partners and sponsors so I’d like to thank CGA and the rest of our sponsors for their help

We are confident that the players and staff will enjoy one of the best weeks of their lives and that the tour will help create lasting memories.”

The team fly out to Canada on 30June and updates on Sean’s progress will be posted on the Gateway PropertyCare twitter account @CGAPropertyCare


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