We’re delighted to sponsor an event which will showcase the significant role that sport is playing in helping to combat arranged marriages and keep young girls in education.
On Wednesday 2nd May, we’ll be sponsoring the screening at the Ramada Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton of Married to the Game, a documentary which was filmed and produced by Natalie Culter – partner of Wolves Captain Danny Batth – which explores how the YUWA Academy school in India is using football to keep young girls and women out of child marriage, and in education.
Featuring footage of the couple’s visit to Jharkland last year where Danny provided the girls with coaching sessions, the event will be attended by some of Danny’s teammates as well as local dignitaries.
Arrival is 7:30pm for an 8pm showing, and supporters can attend by securing their tickets for just £20 via https://lineupnow.com/event/married-to-the-game-screening.
“YUWA is one of three causes Natalie and myself have chosen to support with our charity, Foundation DB,” explained Danny, Wolves Captain who has helped the team win the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League this season.
“Having seen first hand the fantastic work of YUWA, and the difference it makes to young girls who otherwise might have been led on a very different path in life, we believe this film is hugely important in raising awareness of the charity’s purpose. I’m really appreciative of the support we’ve already received from members of the public, staff and players at Wolves, and hopefully the screening of Natalie’s documentary will open even more people’s eyes to the situation, and the positive step YUWA has taken to make improve the lives of many young girls in India.”
Natalie, who runs her own film company, EntreprenHER Productions, has a wide variety of projects already on her CV, including writing and starring in a one-woman theatre show about progress for women’s rights since the Suffragette Movement, and the acclaimed documentary, Not In Vain, which explored the stories of Indian women who had been the subject of acid attacks.
Kevin Rogers, CEO of Paycare, explained: “Alongside our ‘day job’, as a leading not-for-profit Health Cash Plan provider, we have always been passionate about supporting charities and organisations which make a real difference to their communities. We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Wolves, including our sponsorship of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Accessible Lounge for disabled supporters at Molineux, and our back-of-shirt sponsorship.
“Danny has been a fantastic ambassador for Wolves and the city of Wolverhampton throughout his many years at the club, and the work he and Natalie are doing with Foundation DB is hugely impressive. They’re helping people both closer to home, and further afield with the YUWA charity, and we’re absolutely delighted to play our part by sponsoring the event and helping to raise awareness of the important messages included within the film.”