Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Star Throwers Patron Les King - A Big Personality With An Even Bigger Heart

Since last August we have been lucky and proud to have Les King as a patron of Star Throwers. Known as Norfolk's 'King of Sport', back from his days as a boxing manager and owner of Olympic Removals, Les is a local celebrity in Wymondham with an indomitable enthusiasm for the community.

He is currently the chairman of the Friends of Chapel Road handicapped school in Attleborough and also the life president of Wymondham Town and Wroxham FC, as well as life patron of Norwich Lads' Club, where he boxed aged 17, and chairman of Norwich and District ex-boxers' association.

Knowing all this, it makes it all the more humbling for us to read in his recent interview in the local paper that Les considers being Patron of Star Throwers his biggest honour!

We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful Patron. In the past year Les has helped Star Throwers immensely through his fundraising, particularly through enabling us to have our first ever charity shop last August and his successful charity cricket match last month. As well as this, though, Les has constantly spread the word about Star Throwers' work and next month on the 29th June he will be hosting a Regal Cinema 20th anniversary reunion to further raise awareness and funds for Star Throwers.

Even before he was a patron, almost from our beginnings as a charity, Les has been a fantastic supporter of our work. We're so proud to have him as our Patron and through his continual support we have been able to support more people affected by cancer.

Thank you Les, you're a star.