We are so lucky to have been blessed with support from the community in which Freddie Pring grew up. Their involvement is highly valued and it is their knowledge of Freddie’s character that helped to shape the fund in more ways than one.
Below are heartfelt comments showing the respect that Freddie held within the community and finally their backing for the fund.
Mr Grahame Symes
Chairman Minehead Barbarians
Mrs Faye Symes
President Minehead Barbarians
Faye and I wanted to be involved with the fund having known Freddie since he was 6 years old when he started at Minehead Barbarians. Freddie always had high standards for himself and set himself high levels of achievement which he always managed to reach. Within rugby he was not only a team player but also the life and soul of anything he attended. It is really important to both of us to keep memories of Freddie, his achievements and his standards alive.
If this fund can help a club or an individual reach their full potential , then the fund has also achieved what it was set up to do .
Maitland Walker LLP is very pleased to offer its services to support the legal and regulatory aspects of the Freddie Pring Memorial Fund. Whilst Maitland Walker supports clients internationally, it has very strong ties to the local community. So when we were approached by Heather Pring for help and advice on the formalities of establishing the Fund, we were only too happy to oblige. The Freddie Pring story is one that has touched the hearts of all of us at Maitland Walker, and indeed the community more widely. The Fund offers an opportunity for something very positive to come out of what is truly a devastating situation.
Maitland Walker is privileged to be able to bring its experience of charity and regulatory law to bear on such a worthy cause, without cost, to ensure that all money raised by the Fund goes to worthy causes.
Tesco Minehead have supported the ‘Freddie Pring Memorial Fund’ with donations
of refreshments for fundraisers over the past year.
Freddie was part of our Tesco family throughout his late teens and was very popular
and well loved amongst his colleagues. Always the cheeky chappy and a huge loss to us all.
After losing one of our own in such tragic circumstances, we were keen to help Heather and her family as they set up this memorial fund in Freddie’s name.
And what better way to remember him then through his love of sport.
Keeping sport alive in the local community for both children and adults is very important to both Freddie’s family and Tesco, as we continue to promote healthy living and fitness throughout our stores.
Heather has done an absolutely amazing job, bringing this memorial fund to life and is now starting to help local clubs with funding donations! So a huge congratulations to you and everyone who has helped make this possible!
We are hoping to be able to help out again with future fundraisers.