We’re honoured to announce our sponsorship of the 2023 Northern Joe Cup, a prestigious North West squash tournament that takes place at Cheetham Hill and Fairways Lodge Squash Clubs from 20th to 26th November 2023.
Launched in 2021 by North West based Richard Rawcliffe, the Northern Joe Cup is an annual charitable squash tournament and festival held in the memory of Richard’s son, Joe who tragically passed away in 2020, aged 26 following surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Joe’s brother Isaac is a keen squash player and well known in the local squash community and the aim of the tournament is to use sport and charity together to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours, as well as raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.
The Northern Joe Cup is a festival of squash that includes local league matches, coaching clinics, exhibition matches and team and individual amateur events for players of all abilities. The event is centred around a Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger series tournament that has 48 professional players from around the world competing including a number of local players and number of the top 100 in the world.
In addition, in a collaboration between Manchester City Council and the PSA Foundation, over 200 local school children will be a introduction to the sport during the week as part of community outreach initiatives.
The funds raised during the tournament will directly benefit the Brain Tumour Charity, a leading entity dedicated to advancing research, providing patient support, and fostering hope for those facing the challenges of being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Richard Rawcliffe, Event Organiser, commented:
“We’re extremely grateful to Scarborough Group for their generous sponsorship of the Northern Joe Cup. Their support is greatly appreciated, enabling us to host an event that will make a real difference and help those in need.
“On behalf of our family and the whole brain tumour community, we’d like to thank all our sponsors for making this event possible and for being an essential part of our mission.”
Scarborough Group is a socially-conscious organisation committed to supporting causes that help improve lives and championing initiatives that promote healthy and sustainable communities.
Through our charitable arm, the Scarborough Group Foundation, we have donated over £2m towards a great number of worthy causes with a targeted focus on providing funding for cancer and medical research, health and wellbeing initiatives.
One of the main beneficiaries of our support over the years is Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club where, with the support of Scarborough Borough Council, the Group has helped to deliver a state-of-the-art Squash and Racquets Academy alongside a new padel tennis facility.
Nicola Wallis, Sales and Marketing Director at SGI, added:
“Our sponsorship of the Northern Joe Cup is perfectly-aligned with our mission to support impactful initiatives in and around the communities in which we operate.
“The devastating impact of brain tumors as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children and adults under 40 underscores the urgency and significance of our support and we are truly honoured to play a small part in supporting such a profoundly worthy cause.”
For more information on the Northern Joe Cup, including schedules, participant details and ticketing, please visit www.theclub.fit/home/the-northern-joe-cup/.