Since its formation almost 30 years ago, SportsAid Cymru Wales has distributed more than £1.2 million in awards to qualifying athletes in the early stages of their careers in more than 30 different sports.
Most award recipients say it is not just the financial support that gives them a boost, they say the recognition and encouragement helps fire their commitment to perform to the best of their abilities.
Hurdler Colin Jackson, cyclist Nicole Cooke, sprinter Jamie Baulch, Paralympian David Roberts and sailor Hannah Mills were all helped by SportsAid when they were relatively unknown to the public. All are keen supporters of SportsAid Cymru Wales.
SportsAid Cymru Wales works closely with the governing bodies in each sport and Sport Wales (www.sportwales.org.uk). It is thanks to the ongoing generosity of organisations and individuals that the charity has maintained its proud record of assistance for nearly 30 years.