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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM SPORTSAID

SportsAid has outlined its approach towards the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The charity has a Business Continuity Plan and all staff are now working from home for the foreseeable future. The team remains contactable and the main phone line has been redirected.

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Financial barriers pose the main challenge for SportsAid athletes. They receive no funding, other than that from the charity, which means they rely heavily on their parents to cover their training and competition costs. One-off and regular donations can make a real difference.

WHO WE ARE

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SPORTS

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

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ATHLETES

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

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

Latest news

PAULA DUNN: “BE BRAVE, TRUST IN YOURSELF AND GO FOR IT”
27 May 2020

Paula Dunn, head coach for the British Athletics Paralympic Programme, is proud of how the country’s para athletes have responded to life in lockdown and the postponement of Tokyo 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since confirmation of the Games being pushed back a year, Paula and her team have been maintaining regular contact with the track and field stars to offer them further support during a challenging time.

DANNY CRATES: FROM HEARTBREAK IN BEIJING TO CONFRONTING RETIREMENT
22 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Paralympic gold medallist Danny Crates, who is a long-standing ambassador of SportsAid, has written a two-part blog on his own relationship with mental health. Here, in the second instalment, Danny reflects on the challenges he faced around Beijing 2008, his ‘all or nothing’ personality, making the decision to retire from para athletics and how he managed the transition out of full-time sport.

KERI-ANNE PAYNE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ATHLETES TRAINING THEIR BRAINS
21 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne, who is a long-standing ambassador of SportsAid, has written a blog on her own relationship with mental health. Here, Keri-anne reflects on the importance of her family and support network, making the move from the pool to open water swimming, training your brain as well as your body, and changing her approach following the London 2012 Olympics.

SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.

Victoria Pendleton
SportsAid alumna

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Oct 2020
Royal Parks Half Marathon Hyde Park London W2 2UH

Sign up now to secure a place in Team SportsAid for The Royal Parks Half in October 2020.

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Oct 2020
Virgin Money London Marathon Royal Observatory Greenwich Park London SE10 8QY

Secure your place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984 and it is now one of the world's most famous fundraising events.