Pantheon celebrates 30 years with £30k donation to SportsAid
04 Jul 2012
Marking its 30th anniversary last month, private equity firm Pantheon held a special event at the Banqueting House in London at which Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson was guest of honour and SportsAid received a surprise donation of £30,000.
After receiving the cheque from Daniela Konrath, a partner at Pantheon, SportsAid’s Chief Executive Tim Lawler said, “This is fantastic news for aspiring sports people in Britain at such an exciting time. It will make a huge difference to their journeys in sport. In choosing SportsAid, Pantheon will be supporting tomorrow’s heroes today, so on behalf of all the young athletes we work for, thank you.”
Carsten Huwendiek from Pantheon added, “This is an important year for British sport and an important one for us at Pantheon too, so we wanted to mark the occasion by supporting a cause that was meaningful to both. We heard about the support that SportsAid gave to Baroness Grey-Thompson early in her career and knew we had found the right charity. Pantheon is proud to back the champions of the future through SportsAid.”
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As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”