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Community Sport Champions at 10 Downing Street

On Tuesday 30th January 2024, our CEO, Wayne Jacobs, was invited by Philip Davies MP to a reception for Community Sport Champions hosted by Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at 10 Downing Street, in the City of Westminster, London.

Philip Davies MP nominated Wayne in recognition of the work undertaken by the whole of One In A Million since its founding in 2005.

Upon arrival, Wayne met with Philip Davies MP at Portcullis House before enjoying an inspirational tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Philip Davies MP: “Wayne has done so much for the city of Bradford and Shipley constituency and I was delighted when he was chosen to attend the event. I can think of no one more deserving - he has changed so many lives through the work that he and his team do.

There are so many fantastic programmes being run by the charity across my constituency it is impossible to name them all. Just some of the examples include a World of Work programme whereby local employers and supporters of the charity come together and help young people find placements and are introduced to the workplace.

Another excellent scheme is Streetwise Football Programme run from Titus Salt School – figures show since this programme started anti-social behaviour in the area has fallen by 70 per cent.

I want to thank Wayne and all the staff at the charity and school for all the excellent work they do across the constituency and wider district.

Today, was a very small thank you for the amazing work you do in the local community - it’s inspiring!”.

Wayne Jacobs: “Thank you to Philip for his recognition for the work of One In A Million. Today is for all who have worked for the organisation over the years. I am humbled, proud and privileged to represent them today“.