These talented future sporting heroes are an inspiration to us all. Their determination to work hard and remain focused so that they achieve their goals despite the challenges they may face is a life lesson for us all. They have amazing resilience and mental toughness to get them through and we are delighted to be able to help them on their incredible journey as they fulfil their sporting potential.
Robert Wilson, Chairman, Nelsons
Nelsons is one of the world’s leading, and Europe’s longest established manufacturers, of natural healthcare products, having built up a portfolio that includes the world-famous RESCUE® range, BachTM Original Flower Remedies, Spatone®, Nelsons Arnicare®, Nelsons Teetha®, Nelsons® creams including H+Care® and Nelsons® homeopathic ClikPak® range.
These brands are recognised globally and sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Nelsons is a privately-owned business, inspiring generations to live healthier, happier lives since 1860, with a long-standing commitment to supplying the highest quality products meeting all regulatory and quality standards. Nelsons is proud of its products, its customer service and its people.
Nelsons will be providing 20 young talented athletes with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities through its partnership with SportsAid. Each athlete will receive an annual £1,000 award which makes a vital contribution towards their training and competition costs such as travel, accommodation, equipment and kit.
SportsAid athletes representing Team England, Team Scotland, Team Wales and Team Isle of Man returned from the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games with a total of 29 medals won across six sports. There were 13 gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals achieved by young sports stars either currently or previously supported by the charity. Team England came top of the overall standings having claimed 51 medals.
SportsAid athletes are aiming to bring medals home from the Bahamas this week as they represent Team England, Team Scotland, Team Wales and Team Isle of Man at the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games. The Games, which launched in 2000 and have previously been hosted in Scotland, Australia, India, Isle of Man and Samoa, will see 1,300 athletes, aged 14-18, challenging for 94 medals across nine sports.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's most famous fundraisers. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984.