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The Ron Ames Memorial Sports Fund was established in 2019 to support young athletes in the Stowmarket area. It was set up in the name of much-loved Stowmarket sports enthusiast, Ron Ames, who died in May 2018 at the age of 70.


​The aim of the fund, established by a group of Ron's friends, is to maintain a sustainable legacy to a much loved and respected person who was an active and successful member of the running, swimming and volleyball clubs in Stowmarket and who, for many years, coached and encouraged people of all ages in their chosen sport.

The charity aims to encourage, motivate and support young athletes who live and play sport in the Stowmarket area. Applications are welcome from athletes up the age of 21 who live or play their sport in the Stowmarket area.

Bursaries of up to £500 are awarded by the trustees to support individuals in any aspect of their sporting careers, including the purchase of specialist equipment, help with transport for training or competition, or additional coaching.

The grants are awarded at the discretion of the board of trustees. 

The current trustees are: Mark Ames, Tom Ames, Les Basham, Mark Emsley, Mervyn Evans, Sue Garrod, Nick Hammond, John Handley, Paul O’Keefe & Dennis Tattoo.

Triatholon Swim
Vice Chairperson

Dennis Tattoo

Sue Garrod

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