SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
Completing Ironmans, hosting a 'mud and grub' day and putting on a 24 hour spinathon are just a few fundraising activities a Cotswolds-based family run gym has undertaken to support the next generation of British sports stars through SportsAid. Freestyle360, owned and run by Tim and Amy Spittle, began fundraising for SportsAid earlier this year with the charity marking its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Niamh Emerson has developed a healthy habit of making and breaking records. The 17 year old recently returned home from the European Youth Athletics Championships where she amassed 5,919 points to take bronze in the heptathlon, eclipsing the total of 5,815 she produced the month before to set a new British youth record.
SportsAid alumnus Toby Gold, 21, is blogging for the charity in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he has been selected to represent ParalympicsGB. Toby’s second instalment focuses on the inspiration provided by the London 2012 Paralympic Games and how he started in wheelchair racing.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.
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.