Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge became SportsAid's Patron in 2013. Her support is helping the charity to shine a much brighter light on the achievements and potential of the UK's most promising young athletes. She has spent time with many athletes who have been supported by SportsAid at the charity's training days and workshops. She has also met several of the charity's biggest supporters at fundraising events such as the SportsBall. Her support is helping the charity to take its message further than was ever possible before.
In 2013 SportsAid welcomed The Duchess to her first public engagement after the birth of Prince George: an athlete workshop at the Copper Box in London's former Olympic Park where around 50 SportsAid athletes took part in sports demonstrations, media training, nutrition training and a mentoring session with Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, the Patron of SportsAid, showed off her table tennis skills as she teamed up with Marcus Giles to face HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Denise Payet in a game of mixed doubles at the 23rd ICAP annual Charity Day yesterday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining SportsAid alumni, ambassadors and current athletes to help raise money for the charity by ‘closing deals’ on ICAP’s broking floors in London tomorrow (9 December).