MK Community Foundation celebrates sporting stars

Lottie Harbottle wins the U19 UK Cable Wakeboard Championship.
Lottie Harbottle wins the U19 UK Cable Wakeboard Championship.

Celebrations have been held at the MK Community Foundation as sports bursary winners enjoy more success.

Leah Williamson has extended her contract with Arsenal Ladies and Lottie Harbottle has won the U19 UK Cable Wakeboard Championship.

Leah Williamson extends her contract with Arsenal Ladies.

Leah Williamson extends her contract with Arsenal Ladies.

The charity awards bursaries to young MK athletes to help them achieve their sporting goals, just like top achievers Leah and Lottie.

Julia Upton, chief executive, said: “We support talented local individuals to help them compete professionally in their chosen sports, which is often very expensive.

“Congratulations Lottie and Leah, everyone in MK is very proud of your achievements.”

Leah joined Arsenal Ladies Centre of Excellence in 2006 as a nine-year-old and plays as a midfielder/defender. The 18-year-old was also recently named as Women’s Young Player of the Year.

MK Community Foundation is a leading grant-making charity in Milton Keynes working for and at the heart of the city, connecting people and resources to projects and ideas to create positive change in communities. Since the MK Community Foundation began in 1986, it has awarded more than £14 million worth of support through grants and rent subsidy to the local voluntary sector.