International cyclist and ambassador for the Planet Earth Games, Lauren Dolan recently dropped in on the offices of Heathfield-based IT experts JMV Solutions to thank them for their support for the 2019 Games, which will take place in Exeter on 6 July.
Formerly the South West Youth Games, the charity behind the event is broadening its reach from youth sport and children’s activities to tackling climate change. JMV Solutions have agreed to donate 1% of all their income this year to support the Planet Earth Games, which is set to be the world’s first environment themed multi sports event.
JMV will also provide IT and AV support to enable the charity to deliver the event, including providing Wi-Fi event services. 19–year-old Dolan of Newton Abbot who took part in the previous incarnation of the event – Devon Youth Games - in her childhood before going on to represent Great Britain met with James Vincent, owner of JMV Solutions and their staff team last week.
James said: “We were thrilled to welcome Lauren and Games Chief Executive Chris Broadbent to our offices last week. We have been looking for a charity to support and when we first came across the Planet Earth Games, we were only too happy to help.
“I am a parent too, so I can really relate to the charity’s ethos of getting young people more active and educating them environmental sustainability. The whole team at JMV Solutions is really excited at working with the Planet Earth Games.”
Chris Broadbent, CEO, Planet Earth Games, said: “The support of James and his team at JMV Solutions is vital for us to deliver activities that have a life-changing effect on young people across the region.
“It is very early days for the Planet Earth Games and the support from local companies like JMV Solutions really helps us build a platform to grow the charity and tackle these critical areas of child inactivity and climate change on a regional, national and international scale in the future.”