Aspire lift the Cricket World Cup on behalf of North East Women

The England cricket team may have won this year’s Cricket World Cup 2019 but the directors of our local women’s Aspire are sharing their very own success having carried the trophy for the Sri Lanka vs South Africa match on 28th June at the Emirates Riverside Stadium.

Jan Vincent, Director of Aspire Learning and Wellbeing, said “Carrying the Cricket World Cup was a real honour, after an incredible summer of women’s sport we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to promote Aspire at such an important sporting event.” 

Aspire is a not-for-profit organisation based in Chester-le-Street town centre, Co. Durham. From their women only centre they deliver high-quality free and low cost learning, support and wellbeing, as well as structured volunteering opportunities, to a diverse range of women across the North East of England. They recently received enjoyed huge success with numerous nominations at the Durham County Council Adult Community Learning Awards.

Cllr Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council and councillor for Chester-le-Street West Central, said: “I am delighted that Janice and Jan were chosen to lead the Cricket World Cup out to the world in the opening match at the Riverside... As well as their charity work with Aspire, they are very active members of the Chester-le-Street and District Area Action Partnership and work tirelessly for the benefit of the local community. I’m extremely proud of them and delighted they enjoyed their very special day.”

South Africa’s men’s side may have won the match, and England’s the cup, but after an incredible summer of women’s sport, (including a semi final place for the England women’s World Cup team) it is going to be impossible to ignore the relevance of vital organisations such as Aspire that promote women’s health and wellbeing.