23 September 2011

Shoreham Port is committed to supporting the local area and looks for ways to engage with all stakeholders. Over the course of the year a variety of local causes and charities are selected for sponsorship and other forms of support. Recently Shoreham Port has donated £1,000 to Albion in the Community to help fund a football coaching apprenticeship for local resident Ben Doehren.

Ben is a keen Albion fan and is aspiring to be a football coach. However he suffers from moderate learning difficulties, which make this a more challenging ambition. Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club has been developing ways to help children and adults reach their potential, which Shoreham Port was keen to be involved with. The funding from Shoreham Port and other contributors has seen Ben embark on his football coaching apprenticeship. He is now in his third week of his apprenticeship and already he has helped coach in three schools, worked with two disability teams, helped with a Stadium tour, set up for a school sports day at the Amex and started on the key skills and coaching certificates.

Ben Doehren said “I am very grateful to Shoreham Port for their generosity. Without their encouragement and financial backing it would not have been possible to follow my dream of being a football coach and to work at the Amex. I can’t thank them enough”.

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port commented “As a trust port, we support many local events and charities and are delighted to be able to help Ben embark on this apprenticeship”.  We are always looking for ways to engage with the local community so if you are taking on a new challenge or searching for support for local causes please contact ngoldsbrough@shoreham-port.co.uk to see if there is anything we can do to help.

For more information on Albion in the Community please visit their website - www.seagulls.co.uk/page/CommunityHome 

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