Life Leisure have launched a foundation in the name of their late Chairman, David Hopkins OBE.

The Life Leisure team host numerous charity events throughout the year with staff and members giving their time to raise funds. Prior to the David Hopkins Foundation, we raised in excess of £30k over a 2 year period, for a children’s orphanage in the Philippines, Sefton Village Orphanage. Other previous charity partners have included Beechwood Cancer Care and other local Stockport charities.

The David Hopkins Foundation, now in its fifth year of operation has an annual target of £12,000, raised through events such as aerobathons, sponsored walks, cake sales, fancy dress days and bag packing days to name but a few. 

Fundraising efforts to date have allowed numerous local groups to benefit including AFC Stockport, Street Soccer Academy Stockport, Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomads FC, Nathaniel Whiles (International Martial Arts Athlete), Reddish North End JFC, Offerton Park Football Club and Heaton Mersey LTC.

The David Hopkins Foundation accepts applications from any individual, group or organisation in Stockport up to a value of £1,000 for clubs/groups and £500 for individuals for funding that will benefit their sport and help to make a difference to the provision of sport and physical activity, enabling more children and adults from any background to become more active and participate in their chosen activity.


David Hopkins Foundation

A committee comprising of centre staff, management and board members has been set up and they meet once a quarter to evaluate applications and award funding accordingly.  Applications for funding should be sent to info@lifeleisure.net using the official application form below.

David Hopkins was Chairman of Life Leisure (Stockport Sports Trust) until his passing in 2009. He inspired all whom he worked with and was passionate about leading Stockport Sports Trust, inspiring all whom he came in contact with.

Mandy Waller, Business Relations Manager at Life Leisure said, “We are proud to be in a position to help groups and clubs throughout the Borough.  Life Leisure is honoured to put David Hopkins' name to our foundation, he was well known for his charity work and participation and we would like to continue with this in his memory.”

David Hopkins Charity Foundation Eligibility Criteria
David Hopkins Application Form

Important Dates for David Hopkins Foundation Funding

Application Cut Off DatesDHF Panel MeetingsNotification of DHF Awards
13 February 201820 February 201827 February 2018
8 May 201815 May 201822 May 2018
14 August 201821 August 201828 August 2018
13 November 201820 November 201827 November 2018

T: 0161 482 0900 E: info@lifeleisure.net