HUNDREDS of children in the Helston and Porthleven area enjoyed a fun, football-filled summer for free thanks to the generosity of one man.

Jordan Adlard-Rogers, who inherited the Penrose Estate in May, linked up with youth football coaching company Supasport (South West) to help deliver soccer camps to local children this summer – completely free of charge.

This act has allowed Supasport to give away free Soccer Camp places to 620 children, many of whom are new to the company as previously they may not have had the opportunity or finances to attend, which is the very reason why Jordan chose to support them.

Jordan, Supasport director Jamie Thomson, and the company's head coach, Dan Stidwell, also decided to use the Soccer Camps to help raise money and awareness of the work Cornwall Hospice Care do in providing support, care and activities for their patients dealing with the effects of cancer in Cornwall.

As a result, Supasport has raised over £1,100 for the charity via kind donations from the parents and families of those children that benefitted from the act of generosity.

Judy Lawton from Cornwall Hospice Care said: "I was so pleased when Jamie contacted me about SupaSport (South West) and Jordan supporting Cornwall Hospice Care. I know Jordan has had first hand experience of the care and support we provide to people with terminal illnesses, care that also extends to their families and carers.

"This project has demonstrated the important cycle of love and support; with SupaSport (South West) providing activities for children whose families in turn have supported our charity through donations. My thanks to everyone who has been involved in this brilliant summer holiday project."

Jordan approached Mr Thomson a few months ago – not long after he discovered his lineage – to use one of his first acts as the new Heir of Penrose to give back to his community, whilst also using the opportunity to speak about the importance of giving all children and families, regardless of their financial circumstances, the opportunity to experience activities that previously they might not have been able to afford.

Jordan said: "I'm just happy that we have been able to allow children from all backgrounds the opportunity to have fun, be active and socialise with children from different schools throughout their school summer holidays.

"I've gained a lot of satisfaction from seeing the enjoyment on the faces of the children when I've visited the Soccer Camps and very pleased that we've been able to use this event to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care.

"I also would like to say thank you to Supasport (South West) for doing such a good job at hosting and delivering these Soccer Camps, to Cornwall Hospice Care for supporting us in raising money, and most importantly to the children and families in helping us achieve what we set out to, which was a successful, feel good event that benefitted the community."

Jordan has also volunteered some of his time over the summer holidays to help with the running of the Soccer Camps and the presentation of awards to celebrate with the children their achievements during their school holidays.

Supasport has been running Soccer Camps for children aged 5-13 for over ten years to give children an opportunity to play with, and make new friends, whilst getting outside, learning and developing their skills, being active, and most importantly, having fun.

Supasport also wished to express its thanks to Wendron Primary School and Porthleven AFC, who hosted the Soccer Camps.

If you'd like to know more about SupaSport (South West) and what they offer, you can contact them via their Facebook page; Supasport South West.