Gravity Personnel: In the Communityon Jun 16 in Gravity Personnel News, Supporting Charity by Linda
The Gravity Group has strong links with the Reading Evening Post for over 5 years and continues to sponsor the weekly education supplement. Which recognises Schools and Students who have achieved above and beyond their expectations.
Furthermore The Gravity Group donates generously to a number of local charities and unique cases, which in turn have a direct impact in helping people within our community.
Please read below for our latest article:
Huge support for former Reading FC physio
There is an unwritten bond in football that if a team-mate is in trouble every player comes together to help him – physiotherapist Paul Turner is testament to that.
Last year when Paul Turner, a father of two, was struck down with a viral brain infection that left him with partial sight, muscle weakness and tremor, speech and communication problems, former greats from Reading and Tottenham Hotspur decided to come together to play a benefit match in his honour.
Turner, a former Royal Marine, worked for the club for seven years from 1994 to 2001, and was instrumental in extending the careers of Reading legends Phil Parkinson and Graeme Murty.
The match, played at Madejski Stadium in June, attracted a crowd of 1,500 and raised just under £14,000 for Paul and his family.
The money will now go to help him with further treatment and rehabilitation therapy.
The match was organised by the Reading FC Ex-Players Association and sponsored by local businessman and chief executive of Gravity Personnel, Kiren Sharma.
Mr Sharma said: “Paul is a wonderful man and is fully deserving of our help.”
The goal-den oldies came from all over the country and as far as South Africa to attend with the Reading team, managed by Kevin Dillon, eventually winning the match 5-2 with Lee Nogan, Jimmy Quinn, Keith Scott and Michael Gilkes among the goals.