SportsAid Suffolk recipient from Sudbury picked for Curtis Cup team to play in the US

Lily May Humphreys.

Lily May Humphreys. - Credit: Archant

A recipient of a grant from SportsAid Suffolk has been chosen to represent Great Britain and Ireland to face the United States in the 40th Curtis Cup match which will be played at Quaker Ridge, in New York.

Lily May Humphreys, who lives in Sudbury, is in the team which is aiming to defend the trophy after securing an 11½-8½ win over the United States at Dun Laoghaire, in Ireland, two years ago.

And this year it is taking place from June 8 to 10.

The 16-year-old, who won the 2018 Helen Holm Championship, at Royal Troon, earlier this month to add to the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship and English Women’s Amateur Championship titles she won last year.

Lily May was one of seven talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk who were presented with grants from SportsAid Suffolk at a special reception at Ipswich Town Football Club in March, this year.

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The grants were made possible through fundraising by the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club.

Set up in January 2015, the club raises money to enable SportsAid to support more talented up and coming sportsmen and women from Suffolk. The charity works with the governing bodies of 75 sporting disciplines, to ensure the right athletes get financial support and recognition at the right time. It is sponsored by seven businesses from the Ipswich area – Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Handelsbanken, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus, StrategiQ and Picasso HR.

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Since SportsAid Suffolk was established in 2007 it has raised and distributed over £175,000 to support aspiring sportsmen and women from the county

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