John Gibson has purchased 200 tickets for the conference, as a way to celebrate his forthcoming retirement.
His personal donation of £20,000 is intended to enable the involvement of parents who would be unlikely to be able to attend otherwise.
In order to act on his kind wishes, the Conference Committee will be linking with local groups who can support parents to attend.
John Gibson founded the training company TIGERS in 2001, and has watched it go from strength to strength in the years since.
His pleasure in the success of the young people TIGERS serves is evident in any conversation you have with him. It is that strength that has enabled him to make this personal donation, for which the Conference Committee is immensely grateful.