LTS International Nurse Recruitment help towards Junior Chess Event in Russia for N. Ireland Children


During Spring 2017, a series of successful fund-raising tournaments allowed a contribution towards the flight costs for the 4 children travelling to Russia. A total of £600 was split into 4 travel awards of £150 each to Adam Fitzsimons (8), Dexter Harris (8), Daniil Zelenchuk (14) and Edward Doak (17).  We then received some additional private donations and a generous £150 business sponsorship from LTS International Nurse Recruitment which enabled us to contribute towards the child visas which are extremely expensive at £130 each so we greatly appreciate the added help with these costs.
Director of CHESS NI Brendan Jamison states that “we offer our sincere thanks to Daniel Roberts and Joanne Ritchie from LTS International Nurse Recruitment who share our passion for the educational merits of a cross-cultural chess match in Saint Petersburg, interweaving the role of play and creativity with learning new language skills and improving communication techniques. When chess players from around the world move to Northern Ireland and have little grasp of the English language, many begin their integration process by joining our local chess community. We get extremely excited by players from overseas who join us at Belfast tournaments as they greatly enrich the cultural life of the city. In recent years, we have welcomed players from China, India, Egypt, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and The Philippines. Hopefully this trend will continue and expand over the next decade as Belfast enjoys a rebirth as vibrant cosmopolitan city.”

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Sponsorship: Guide Dogs

As part of the LTS International Nurse Recruitment initiative in sponsorship we have donated £150 also to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, in support of Jonathan Roberts, who will be running the Great North Run, a half Marathon in September, to help raise funds.

Jonathan who is a Motion Graphics Designer has kindly helped us in developing our branding, so we wanted to provide some encouragement and also support the worthwhile cause. Jonathan comments:
“’s a charity I love and not as rich as people think .. quite the opposite.”