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New Conkers Sponsors for 2007

King Conker David Jakins

Ashton, 11th June 2007

Ashton Conker Club, organiser of the World Conker Championships, is pleased to announce that two sponsors will be supporting the 2007 Championships, to be held in Ashton on October 14th, 2007.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Health and Safety.  Health and Safety not about stopping people having fun, but enabling them to have fun safely!

Royal Haskoning is an independent consultancy firm, with 3600 employees, operating worldwide. Their consulting services focus on the broad field of the interaction between people and their environment as a whole. Royal Haskoning is seeking to raise awareness of their environmental work.

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The World Conker Championships has been running since 1965 and is held in October at the picturesque village of Ashton in Northamptonshire. It attracts about 500 entrants from across the world and about 4500 spectators each year. The event comprises a men’s, ladies’ and two junior age championships.  It is a great fun day out for the family with numerous other stalls and entertainments in addition to the main competitions.

The event attracts a huge amount of publicity for the sponsor with extensive coverage on TV, radio and the national and local press. The event offers potential for a company looking for sponsorship of an unusual but traditional British pastime. Previous sponsors include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Pearl Assurance and Ruddles Brewery.

The cost of running the Championships is paid for by sponsorship but all money raised from the event itself is donated to charities for the blind and partially sighted. This is usually split between the RNIB and local groups working in the area where the event is held. Last year we donated £20,000 and our total donations to date are approximately £310,000.

The World Conker Championships are organised by Ashton Conker Club - a hard working team of approximately 40 volunteer members. The organisation of the event is run mainly by an Executive Committee of 10 who have wide experience in a range of professions and who take a professional approach to the running of the event.

If you think your Company may potentially be interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Richard Howard to discuss in more detail.