Preserving the Olympic Legacy has been a key aim since we inherited the former Athletes’ Village. We’re proud to show that East Village has the green space to foster athletics and sport, and are looking forward to continuing to grow this community of renters whilst keeping an emphasis on health and well-being for this generation and the next.
Neil Young, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living London
Get Living London manages more than 1,400 private rental homes in East Village, formerly the Athletes’ Village for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and brings a unique approach by not charging fees and providing tenancy agreements with built-in flexibility. East Village is set in 67 acres of parkland next to the world-class venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - including the Copper Box, Lee Valley Velodrome and London Aquatics Centre.
Get Living London provides young British athletes with financial support and recognition through its partnership with SportsAid. Each athlete receives an annual £1,000 award which contributes towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment. This year, Get Living London is helping 10 up-and-coming sports stars from London and the south east.
Get Living London launched its partnership with SportsAid in 2015 at East Village where the athletes were named the E20 champions. Get Living London have shown their support for SportsAid Week in recent years by promoting the charity and raising money within the neighbourhood by putting on fun fitness activities at East Village's weekly market.
The third annual SportsAid Week saw another magnificent fundraising effort from the charity’s supporters generate over £55,000 to provide backing to the next generation of British sporting talent. The initiative has now raised close to £150,000 since it first took place in 2016 to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. Next year’s dates have already been announced for 23-29 September as SportsAid Week.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed their support for SportsAid and Britain’s brightest sporting prospects as they joined the charity to celebrate the Commonwealth at the Copper Box Arena. The visit came ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and also provided The Duke and Duchess with the opportunity to look ahead to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Another incredible effort from SportsAid supporters saw them raise over £48,000 during the second annual SportsAid Week – helping the charity to surpass last year’s total and provide backing to even more young talented British athletes striving to fulfil their sporting ambitions. SportsAid Week is now becoming a permanent fixture with next year’s dates already announced for Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September 2018!
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.
Here's your chance to experience the fast-paced and challenging nature of wheelchair basketball, one of the most popular Paralympic sports, at the Copper Box Arena!