SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid Week saw more fun and fundraising to support Great Britain's brightest sporting prospects...and the introduction of the #MyMiles challenge certainly made its mark!
The annual SportsBall is fast approaching with supporters of SportsAid getting ready to celebrate the achievements of the country's most talented young athletes. You can be there!
The #MyMiles challenge made its mark throughout SportsAid Week as social media users showed their support for the next generation of British sports stars by keeping them company as they trained and competed. A grand total of 5,741 miles were covered by SportsAid supporters, all under their own steam, as they combined with young athletes to shine a spotlight on the dedication and commitment shown by the country’s brightest prospects.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, has sent a message in support of this year's SportsAid Week. In the message, The Duchess praised the ‘commitment and dedication’ shown by the country’s brightest sporting prospects as she encouraged the public to ‘show their support for our next generation of athletes’. The Duchess became the Patron of SportsAid in 2013.
SportsAid can reveal that the overall average spend on sport annually for young talented athletes has risen by more than £1,500 across the last decade. The results come from the charity’s 10th annual athlete survey and show that it cost £6,417 for each of Great Britain’s finest prospects to fund themselves during 2016/17. That’s a total commitment of over £7 million for the 1,106 athletes supported by SportsAid over the year.
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 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.
The Bloomsbury Lunch Club is a great opportunity to meet other sport-loving business people. Every Bloomsbury Lunch Club features one of the sports that SportsAid supports and this time, it's rowing.