SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
Schools, colleges and universities are being encouraged to help the next generation of British sports stars by raising funds during the inaugural SportsAid Week in September. Hounsdown School has already made a big contribution by dedicating its annual charity week to SportsAid towards the end of last term.
Double Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning and a host of British sporting legends will be attending SportsAid’s 40th anniversary SportsBall on Thursday 24 November to help the charity celebrate four decades of supporting talented young athletes from across the country during the critical early stages of their careers.
Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms is swapping her badminton racket for a pair of goggles and a wetsuit as she takes part in the first Swim Serpentine to help raise money to support the next generation of British athletes. It’s the second challenge event Gail is undertaking this year to help SportsAid celebrate its 40th anniversary.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
Swim Serpentine is a exciting new open water swimming festival taking part in central London and organised by the London Marathon events. Held in the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, participants are challenged to take on a one mile open water swim in the same lake that hosted the London 2012 open water swimming competition.
SportsAid is excited to announce it has been confirmed as the official charity partner of this year’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, taking place from 30 November to 4 December, will help SportsAid bring to a close its 40th anniversary celebrations as tennis legends John McEnroe and Pat Rafter headline the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour.