We’ve had an extremely exciting morning here at Knight Knox as our charity partners, The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF), visited our Manchester office to talk about the work they do and how the support from their charity partners, such as ourselves, impacts the lives of the children the charity work with.
The charity was founded in 2010 by Commonwealth gold medallist Diane Modahl MBE and her Olympic athletic coach husband Vicente Modahl, and has changed the lives of thousands of young people in Manchester. Building on her own experience of growing up in a deprived community, Diane was inspired to use her platform as an Olympic athlete to help those most in need, and provide them with access to opportunities that they may never have otherwise been aware of.
During the visit our team had the chance to experience first hand what the sessions ran by the DMSF are like, taking part in a number of fun activities that tested our team’s speed and reflexes (to varying degrees of success). The visit also gave a chance for Diane and Bex to offer the team the chance to come down to one of the DMSF sessions to see exactly what they’re like and give a helping hand!
Bex had this to say about the foundation’s visit; “It is with great pride that we were able to meet the team at Knight Knox today and welcome them into the DMSF Family. We work tirelessly to give young people in Greater Manchester the very best opportunities to develop in Sport and Education. The support we receive from Knight Knox makes it possible to affect thousands of lives every week. To ensure they are safe, happy and engaged in positive activity. We can’t wait to do more with you all and we thank you for showing such trust and respect for our young people.”
It’s an honour for Knight Knox to partner with the DMSF. Finding a project that was close to our roots was an important aspect of why we chose the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation as our corporate charity and, with over 95% of our team born in Greater Manchester, each and every one of us has a personal connection to the area, making the work we do with the foundation even more special.
We have plenty more work planned with Diane and the DMSF team in the coming months and we cannot wait to do our bit in helping those growing up in a deprived community to find solace sport and education through the foundation.