SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.
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 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!
University undergraduate. Gymnastics coach. Athlete mentor and motivational speaker. The blank spaces in Kristian Thomas’s congested diary are few and far between but the talented 29-year-old wouldn’t have it any other way. After calling time on his gymnastics career in 2017, the popular captain of Great Britain’s Rio 2016 squad feared too much time on his hands. That the opposite is true is a source of genuine relief.
RBC Ride for the Kids has raised more than £60,000 for SportsAid as a team of 47 riders, all of mixed abilities, completed the two-day cycle from London to Bruges. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been a partner of SportsAid since 2014 and provides financial support to 50 young talented athletes every year through the charity. The team covered 184 miles each, equating to 8,648 collectively, in support of the next generation.
SportsAid Week 2018 will see the return of the #MyMiles challenge this September as the British public pays tribute to the commitment shown by the next generation of sporting talent. The social media campaign was launched last year to shine a spotlight on the training young sports stars undertake, day after day, as well as the challenges they face. On average, a SportsAid athlete covers 43 miles under their own steam every week.
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 PeatySportsAid alumnus
The next Bloomsbury Lunch Club with Rayner Essex will be on Friday 6 July. 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. 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.
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.