2021 Achievements: Our Charity Commitments

At Horus, we have continued to support charities and organisations throughout 2021 and currently support four organisations/charities:

  • The Story Museum Oxford – in order to promote and support literacy
  • Bromyard Football Club – in order to promote participation in junior sport
  • Intelligence Corps Rugby Team – in order to support Army Rugby
  • Mind – in order to support Mental Health awareness and issues

The Story Museum

This year The Story Museum in Oxford has welcomed over 40,000 visitors and over 5,000 school children, this year. Highlights for the museum include their large-scale outdoor festival “Amal meets Alice” that was in partnership with The Walk and Good Chance Theatre. This event attracted over 7,000 visitors. The Story Museum’s ‘Book of Hopes’ exhibition has also been extended into 2022 due to popular demand. The highly successful ‘Suddenly a Star’ has returned again this festive season which is a musical storytelling show for families to enjoy over the festive period.

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It’s been another challenging year for us all but thanks to all our visitors and supporters.

– The Story Museum

Bromyard Football Club

2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for many grassroots football clubs, including Bromyard FC, with the seasons going through a series of start-ups and shut-downs due to the ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions. However, as soon as restrictions eased children and parents were eager to get back to being  involved with the club in numerous ways.

The numbers of 6, 7 and 8 years old taking part in the club has increased hugely. The increase in numbers has seen the Club significantly expanding their team of coaches for their ‘Mini Kickers’ session. 

Speaking about the increase in uptake the Club said:

It was lovely to see. We had never seen so many parents come along to watch.

– Bromyard FC

Bromyard FC are now set to grow the club even more next season with a new Under 9’s team, and the opportunity to further build on the success of the Club’s current U11’s girls’ team with the planned formation of additional girl’s teams in younger age groups. It’s another area of massive growth for the club and one that they hope to harness during the 2022 season.

They have also been working with Herefordshire FA, Hereford Council, the Football Foundation and the local Secondary school Queen Elizabeth High School on a floodlit Astro turf facility to be built at the school. The development of the new facility will provide the club with a highly desired floodlit outdoor training facility, and it will give the school and the community a venue to hold all sorts of other sports too.

Having already achieved 95% of the funding for the facility they are close to securing the last 5% before Christmas.

Intelligence Corps Rugby Team

In September, the INT CORPS Rugby Football Union (ICRFU) team won the Army Rugby Union Corps Festival’s Merit League. The festival was the first to be held since the pandemic and comprised four leagues of four teams playing XVs across the day. Over the last decade, ICRFU has won the Merit League three times.

Speaking about their achievements this year, the team said the following:

 

We fielded a strong squad of 25 players, and on route to qualifying for the final the team defeated the RAPTC (17:5), the AGC (14:10) and lost to the AAC (0:18). In the final we faced the AGC again in a hard fought match which saw us up 7:0 at half time, and 14:0 at full time. 

– ICRFU

The season has continued with a significant turnover of personnel to date in the 21/22 season, with winning two matches, drawing one and losing one.  However, despite Covid limitations the Team are striving to make commitments and increasing military deployments, with hopes to conclude the season in March 2022 being in contention for the title.

Looking ahead the ICRFU are planning an overseas tour.

Mind – the mental health charity

To celebrate the launch of Horus North America we completed a charity campaign by raising money for the mental health charity, Mind. The ‘Ox2Tex’ challenge saw our team virtually walk, run and cycle the distance from Oxford to Austin. This was a combined total of 4,861 miles, that the team successfully completed over a course of a few months. For every mile the team walked we donated £1, reaching our goal of £4,861 

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