Bats Boosted By Matched Funding

Rugby Development in the North of Edinburgh has been given a boost following a generous match funding programme offered to employees of Edinburgh-based Invoice Finance firm, Bibby Financial Services.

Edinburgh BATS Rugby Club offer rugby to nearly 1,000 local boys and girls each year through partnerships with local schools, after school clubs and weekend rugby at their Raeburn Place base.

Rugby Development in the North of Edinburgh has been given a boost following a generous match funding programme offered to employees of Edinburgh-based Invoice Finance firm, Bibby Financial Services.

Edinburgh BATS Rugby Club offer rugby to nearly 1,000 local boys and girls each year through partnerships with local schools, after school clubs and weekend rugby at their Raeburn Place base.

Mark Brown, a member of the Edinburgh BATS Management team, (pictured handing over a cheque to Edinburgh BATS Director of Rugby Andrew Walker along with Development Officer Iain Bertinussen) is currently employed by the Independent Invoice Finance company and is entitled to pound for pound match funding up to £1,500 as part of the Bibby Line Group's "Giving Something Back" community programme.

Bibby Line Group has match funded over £870,000 of the funds raised by employees since the start of their charitable giving programme, which began when the Group celebrated their Bicentenary in 2007.  Over the past 3 years employees and the business together has donated more than £2m to over 300 different charities and charitable causes.

Bibby Scotland Sales Director David Matthewson said “We are delighted to support the fundraising and volunteering that Bibby Employees carry out in the communities within which they live and work by offering £ for £ match funding.”

For further information on Edinburgh BATS, why not visit their website - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/edinburghbatsrugby