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Join the Olympic stars at next month's Sports Quiz

Join the Olympic stars at next month's Sports Quiz

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2015 11:01 BST

Olympic athletes Karen Pickering, Mohamed Sbihi and Steve Williams have all confirmed they will be at next month's Sports Quiz at Lord's Cricket Ground to support SportsAid. Tickets for this popular charity event are on sale now.

Eighty-six young athletes get SportsAid's support thanks to GLL Sport Foundation

Eighty-six young athletes get SportsAid's support thanks to GLL Sport Foundation

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 11:37 BST

The GLL Sport Foundation is increasing its support for SportsAid this year to help 86 of the UK’s brightest prospects in 39 sports. They include under-22 European champion wheelchair basketball player Jack Perry from Cambridge who says his travel costs would otherwise hold him back this year.

Join Laura Wright on the Women’s Tour this summer for SportsAid

Join Laura Wright on the Women’s Tour this summer for SportsAid

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2015 13:19 BST

Cycle the first stage of the Women’s Tour in Suffolk ahead of the world’s top cyclists before watching them complete the stage from the VIP area. In a team of eight plus award-winning soprano Laura Wright you will also be raising money for SportsAid.

Final stretch for the 2015 London Marathon runners

Final stretch for the 2015 London Marathon runners

Blog posts   •   Mar 31, 2015 15:43 BST

With only a few more weeks to go until this year's London Marathon, SportsAid runner Michelle Stocks shares her excitement of taking on the challenge for the charity.

SportsAid’s fundraising efforts get two-year boost from Sport England

SportsAid’s fundraising efforts get two-year boost from Sport England

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2015 09:49 BST

​Sport England is continuing its long history of support for SportsAid’s fundraising efforts by awarding £660,000 to the charity over the next two years.

Laura Wright becomes SportsAid’s latest ambassador

Laura Wright becomes SportsAid’s latest ambassador

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2015 11:39 GMT

​Soprano singer Laura Wright has today joined SportsAid’s growing list of celebrity supporters to encourage more people to support the next generation of British athletes.

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace named as SportsAid's athlete of the month

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace named as SportsAid's athlete of the month

News   •   Mar 16, 2015 12:04 GMT

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace, 20 from Shaftesbury in Wiltshire, has today been named as SportsAid's athlete of the month after winning Britain's first ever gold medal at the Europa Cup on Sunday just two weeks after landing Britain's best result at the World Cup in two decades. Read SportsAid's interview with him here.

Lloyd Wallace wins GB’s first gold medal at the Europa Cup

Lloyd Wallace wins GB’s first gold medal at the Europa Cup

News   •   Mar 16, 2015 11:38 GMT

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace, 20 from Shaftesbury in Wiltshire, won Britain's first gold medal of the Europa Cup yesterday with victory in Switzerland - just two weeks after landing the best World Cup finish by a British athlete in two decades. This week he has been named as SportsAid's athlete of the month.

​SportsAid chosen as 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races charity partner

​SportsAid chosen as 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races charity partner

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2015 15:34 GMT

New partnership will support 30 of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls thanks to a £50,000 donation to SportsAid from BNY Mellon and Newton last night.

Skeleton athlete Laura Deas speaks to SportsAid ahead of next week's world championships in Germany

Skeleton athlete Laura Deas speaks to SportsAid ahead of next week's world championships in Germany

News   •   Feb 19, 2015 14:35 GMT

Laura Deas was today named in the British team for next week's skeleton world championships so SportsAid caught up with her to talk about her selection and the support she's had from the charity in recent years.

Skeleton athlete David Swift speaks to SportsAid ahead of next week's world championships in Germany

Skeleton athlete David Swift speaks to SportsAid ahead of next week's world championships in Germany

News   •   Feb 19, 2015 14:35 GMT

Skeleton athlete David Swift was today named in the British team for next week's world championships so SportsAid caught up with him to talk about his selection and the support he's had from the charity in recent years.

Goalball player Dan Roper from Hereford named as SportsAid's athlete of the month

Goalball player Dan Roper from Hereford named as SportsAid's athlete of the month

News   •   Feb 18, 2015 10:51 GMT

Goalball player Dan Roper, 24 from Hereford, scored the winning goal in extra time at the recent European championships to give Great Britain the gold medal and earn the team a promotion to the next international division. He has today been named as SportsAid's athlete of the month.

SportsAid teams up with The Realbuzz Group to help disabled athletes

SportsAid teams up with The Realbuzz Group to help disabled athletes

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 10:11 GMT

More disabled athletes will get the financial support they need thanks to a new partnership between SportsAid and The Realbuzz Group announced today.

SportsAid fundraiser Julie Collins-Powell goes from being a non runner to marathon runner in three years

SportsAid fundraiser Julie Collins-Powell goes from being a non runner to marathon runner in three years

Blog posts   •   Feb 16, 2015 11:25 GMT

Three years ago Julie Collins-Powell was six stone overweight and needing a change. This is her story of how she started running to get in shape and is now training for this year's London Marathon team with SportsAid.

SportsAid supported Matthew Gibson makes track cycling world championship team

SportsAid supported Matthew Gibson makes track cycling world championship team

News   •   Feb 10, 2015 11:43 GMT

Just weeks after winning a bronze medal on his World Cup debut, 2014 SportsAid recipient Matthew Gibson, 18 from Lymm in Cheshire, has been named as one of nine SportsAid athletes who will compete for Great Britain at this month’s track cycling world championships which get underway in Paris on February 18.

Young athletes meet MPs to highlight the challenges they face

Young athletes meet MPs to highlight the challenges they face

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2015 16:50 GMT

Twenty-one Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls met MPs and sporting heroes at the House of Commons this week to highlight the huge financial challenges they face in their drive to reach the top of their sport.

Charlotte Cobb takes on the marathon to give back to SportsAid

Charlotte Cobb takes on the marathon to give back to SportsAid

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2015 10:21 GMT

London Marathon runner Charlotte Cobb shares why she has chosen to run the marathon this year and why she's doing it for SportsAid.

Elise Christie wins two European titles in the Netherlands to become overall European champion

Elise Christie wins two European titles in the Netherlands to become overall European champion

News   •   Jan 27, 2015 10:30 GMT

​SportsAid athlete Elise Christie (TASS alumna) won two gold medals at the ISU European Short Track Championships on January 24 to claim the European titles over 500m and 1,500m.

Join our SportsAid RideLondon team now to save 25%!

Join our SportsAid RideLondon team now to save 25%!

News   •   Jan 21, 2015 11:06 GMT

​SportsAid is offering 25% off the registration fee for its 2015 RideLondon Surrey 100 team until 1 March 2015 with a special early booking offer. Join our team!

Bobsleigh athlete Adam Hames is named SportsAid January athlete of the month

Bobsleigh athlete Adam Hames is named SportsAid January athlete of the month

News   •   Jan 21, 2015 10:36 GMT

​Adam Hames has been named SportsAid's January athlete of the month. He only did his first bobsleigh run at Bath University last summer but just six months later, at the sport’s inaugural mononbob event in Lillehammer, the 15-year-old from Loughborough won his first international medal.