SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid Week is back for a third consecutive year in 2018! There's lots of fun and fundraising being planned to support British sports stars of the future when the initiative takes place from 24-30 September.
The #MyMiles Challenge returns for SportsAid Week 2018. The social media campaign is encouraging you to keep young talented athletes company as they train and compete throughout the week!
The #MyMiles Challenge will be brought to life during SportsAid Week as 18 young talented athletes use their Instagram accounts to provide an insight into their training schedules and the commitment, dedication and sacrifice they show in order to pursue their sporting ambitions. Each of the athletes, who are all current SportsAid beneficiaries ranging from 13 to 25 years old, will dedicate their Instagram Story to the charity.
Great Britain and England hockey star Emily Defroand recently spent a week on work experience with SportsAid to gain an insight into the charity’s work and its day-to-day operations. Earlier this year, the 24-year-old won bronze at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with Team England. She is a full-time athlete who actively wants to increase her knowledge of potential career paths for the future.
It was only a matter of time before the #MyMiles Marathon was born….and it’s ready to make its debut during SportsAid Week 2018! Tim Lawler, SportsAid’s Chief Executive, Paralympic champion Danny Crates and Andrew Cohen-Wray, founder of Athlete In Mind, will be running a special 26.2 mile route through Buckinghamshire to help raise awareness of the incredible dedication and commitment shown by young British athletes.
With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.
Adam PeatySportsAid alumnus
Sign up now to secure a place in Team SportsAid for The Royal Parks Half this October.
The final Bloomsbury Lunch Club of 2018 with Rayner Essex will be on Friday 2 November. Bloomsbury Lunch Club is held in the Princes Room at BMA House from 12:30pm – 2:30pm, offering an ideal environment for our informal networking event, and providing you with the opportunity to meet with other like-minded business people. Those who have attended our Bloomsbury Lunch Clubs in the past will know how different and enjoyable these networking events are. Admission to the event is free and we encourage you to bring along as many colleagues/contacts/friends as you like. All proceeds raised on the day are donated to SportsAid with the money going directly to support SportsAid athletes. More information to follow including details of how to register for a place at the event.