Proudly supporting the next generation
SportsAid helps young sports people overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of sporting heroes. The charity’s patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. We at Mirabilia are passionate about health and feel that we can make a positive commitment to the young by supporting SportsAid. We have blended a bespoke tea for the Charity ‘Olive Leaf and Wild Mint’, and are donating £1.00 per packet sold to the charity. It costs £1000.00 per year to sponsor a young British Athlete and we are hoping to help more than one young person on the road to Rio and beyond – help us help them!!!
SportsAid helps young sports people to overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians and Paralympians. The charity’s patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
These athletes receive no other funding and are heavily reliant on their parents for support – not just financial but also for their transport, kit, nutrition, you name it! The really amazing thing about this is that many are already representing Great Britain and if they can continue doing so, are likely to become our future Olympic and Paralympic champions.
At London 2012, almost two-thirds of the British team were former – and in a few cases current – recipients of SportsAid’s support, winning 20 Olympic and 27 Paralympic gold medals between them. It was a similar story at Glasgow 2014 where more than 460 SportsAid athletes were in action. SportsAid funds these athletes entirely through donations and in 2014 gave awards of around £1,000 to more than 1,400 young people throughout the UK. But it can only continue doing so with your support.
Some of the best known former SportsAid recipients are Sir Chris Hoy, David Weir CBE, Mo Farah CBE, Dame Sarah Storey, Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, Sir Ben Ainslie, Jonnie Peacock MBE, Tom Daley, Ade Adepitan MBE and Sir Steve Redgrave.
By supporting SportsAid you will be helping to transform the lives of disabled and non-disabled young people across Britain – young people with huge potential but who are at risk of dropping out of their sports because of the lack of recognition they receive and the huge financial pressure they are under.
These athletes are already fantastic role models in their schools, in their sport, at home and in their communities, and with your support, if they can continue to progress as they have been, they could go on to inspire the nation – as we saw so brilliantly during London 2012 where so many SportsAid athletes were in action.
Your help will be the first time that many of these athletes have received any real support beyond their immediate family and it’s no exaggeration to say that this will set them on the path to competing for Great Britain at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, as the proud history of SportsAid shows.
This is a massive vote of confidence in a young person who has been tagged by their sport as being one to watch for the future but who perhaps doesn’t quite believe it yet.
In return, you could get to meet some of these amazing, as-yet-unknown athletes and follow their phenomenal journeys from county to regional to national and then international success as they go on to compete on the world stage.
Will you help the next generation to achieve their ambitions?