Skelmersdale based personal injury specialists, Scott Rees and Co Solicitors, have pledged their support once again towards the Skem Men-Aces disability football team by sponsoring one of their players, who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the Mencap European Football tournament in Geneva.
Martin Makin, who is 28 years old, learned the news of his selection last month after he and a few of his team mates attended trials in Yorkshire. As a result he needed to raise £300 in order to attend and a further £150 to attend a team training meeting in Swansea a week before they depart.
Scott Rees and Co, who have sponsored and supported the team for the past two years, has stepped in to send Martin to the Euros and will remain his sponsor throughout the tournament.
Commenting on Martin’s call up, Partner at the firm, and keen football follower, Chris Walker, praised his achievement along with that of the team in general, saying: “Ever since the Skem Men-Aces first approached regarding playing against us in a friendly fixture, we’ve enjoyed a fantastic relationship with them.”
“Whether it’s their performances on the pitch or the generous charity work they consistently do away from football, they are seen in a positive light. The Skem Men-aces are something for Skelmersdale and the North West to be proud of.”
“Martin’s achievement is testament to the standard of football that the Men-Aces are playing and the training they receive on a weekly basis by the committed volunteers who give up their own time to run the team.”
“We’re delighted to be supporting Martin for the European Championships and we will be keen followers of the Great Britain Mencap team as they compete in the tournament in May.”
“A special mention should also go to the five other players who made it through to the final trials in Yorkshire and of course we wish Martin the best of luck come May.”
Skem Men-Aces manager, Carl Eaton, thanked Scott Rees and Co for their continuous support saying: “As a club, we’re hugely proud of Martin and we hope that he thoroughly enjoys the experience of playing in Geneva at such a big tournament.”
“Martin has worked extremely hard throughout the trials to achieve the success he has and fully deserves to enjoy the moment.”
“As for our friends at Scott Rees and Co, I would just like to thank them once again for their ongoing support for the team.”
“Support such as theirs allows us to continue to run such a popular and successful team and to continue improving and developing as a club.”
Martin will now attend a meet and greet training session at the beginning of May, before he and the rest of the Great Britain squad make the trip to Geneva for the championships itself.
The tournament gets underway on the 21st May and will be continue throughout that week. Visit the Mencap website to find out more about what they do.