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My story

[p]On the weekend of 12th January, both Buffy and I will be 40. In memory of our dear friend, Sam, who died before his 40th Birthday, we are celebrating reaching this milestone with an Apres Ski party. Sam was a formidable member of the 'Love Tour' ski team - fiercely competitive both on and off the snow, and loved a good Apres![/p][p][b][u]In lieu of any gifts or birthday presents[/u][/b], we'd much prefer to gather together our friends for a night of fun, celebrating friendships old and new, and raise as much money for [b]Sam's Sporting Legacy[/b] as possible.[/p][p]When it came to sport, Sam had the energy, enthusiasm, drive, determination and skill of at least two people, which is why Ben's excuse is that Sam had his share![/p][p][url=http://www.boostct.org/page5.htm][b][u]Boost Charitable Trust[/u][/b][/url] - with the support of Sam’s wife and family - has launched a Sporting Legacy in Sam Sananes’s name. The Legacy will help aid sports activities for the disadvantaged and disabled. Over time, we hope to build a portfolio of awards across a range of fields that were relevant to Sam, to inspire and help people to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.[/p][p]Sam was passionate about sports his whole life. Not only did he walk from 11 months old, but he dribbled a football the next day. Sam played badminton for Leicestershire County. He was also a club representative at Leicestershire Tennis for the Junior Mixed Doubles team.[/p][p]Sam represented Stoneygate School and Loughborough Grammar across a wide variety of sporting disciplines including rugby, cricket, tennis and football. He went on to become Rugby Club Captain whilst at Sheffield University. He was an avid fan of both the Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.[/p][p]Following his university days, Sam travelled the world attending major sporting events for Gullivers Sports Travel as a Tour Manager, before deciding on a career in property. He was awarded “Young Property Personality of the Year” in 2012 by Property Week magazine. His UBS-CLOVA fund also went on to become the strongest performing unlisted real estate fund in the UK.[/p][p]Sam ran the New York Marathon and three London Marathons for charity, including one dressed as Big Ben. He was always heavily involved in charity, and was a committee member for the Microscope Ball - a real estate industry event in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. He was then Chairman of the committee for four years and raised over £300,000 for the cause.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

12 Jan 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

Adam Lawrenson

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 14, 2019

The Obolensky's xxxx

Happy Birthday Buffy and Ben AMAZING party Boo and Ed xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 14, 2019

Anonymous

Sorry not to make the party - good luck in recovery. Mark & Cressy

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 14, 2019

Tom Firth

Happy birthday you two legends.

Jan 14, 2019

Anonymous

Great great party and cause amazing team Lawrenson Love The Penningtons x

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2019

Faith and charlie

Happy birthday!! Brilliant night - Thankyou guys xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2019

TDMG

Happy birthday Ben and Buffy. Lots of love xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2019

Packs

The best Party!!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2019

Anonymous

Happy Birthday! X

£15.00

Jan 13, 2019

Mike and Bex

£15.00