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SportsAid Week 2018

SportsAid Week is back for a third consecutive year in 2018! There's lots of fun and fundraising being planned to support British sports stars of the future when the initiative takes place from 24-30 September.


The #MyMiles Challenge

The #MyMiles Challenge returns for SportsAid Week 2018. The social media campaign is encouraging you to keep young talented athletes company as they train and compete throughout the week!




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



SportsAid's partners include local businesses, global brands and charitable trusts.

Latest news

Hockey star Emily Defroand reflects on week-long work experience with SportsAid
14 Sep 2018

Great Britain and England hockey star Emily Defroand recently spent a week on work experience with SportsAid to gain an insight into the charity’s work and its day-to-day operations. Earlier this year, the 24-year-old won bronze at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with Team England. She is a full-time athlete who actively wants to increase her knowledge of potential career paths for the future.

26.2 miles to support the next generation....#MyMiles Marathon set for SportsAid Week!
13 Sep 2018

It was only a matter of time before the #MyMiles Marathon was born….and it’s ready to make its debut during SportsAid Week 2018! Tim Lawler, SportsAid’s Chief Executive, Paralympic champion Danny Crates and Andrew Cohen-Wray, founder of Athlete In Mind, will be running a special 26.2 mile route through Buckinghamshire to help raise awareness of the incredible dedication and commitment shown by young British athletes.

The Nottingham to provide boost to first-ever #MyMiles Schools Challenge
12 Sep 2018

SportsAid is delighted to announce that the Nottingham Building Society has thrown its full support behind SportsAid Week by becoming a match-funding partner for the inaugural #MyMiles Schools Challenge. The Nottingham, which is a long-standing partner of the charity, will match up to a total of £5,000 raised directly through the #MyMiles Schools Challenge and schools-related activity.

With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.

Adam Peaty
SportsAid alumnus




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Oct 2018
Royal Parks Half Marathon Hyde Park London W2 2UH

Sign up now to secure a place in Team SportsAid for The Royal Parks Half this October.


Nov 2018
Bloomsbury Lunch Club BMA House Tavistock Square London WC1H 9JP

The final Bloomsbury Lunch Club of 2018 with Rayner Essex will be on Friday 2 November. Bloomsbury Lunch Club is held in the Princes Room at BMA House from 12:30pm – 2:30pm, offering an ideal environment for our informal networking event, and providing you with the opportunity to meet with other like-minded business people. Those who have attended our Bloomsbury Lunch Clubs in the past will know how different and enjoyable these networking events are. Admission to the event is free and we encourage you to bring along as many colleagues/contacts/friends as you like. All proceeds raised on the day are donated to SportsAid with the money going directly to support SportsAid athletes. More information to follow including details of how to register for a place at the event.