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SportsAid launches Elton John Sports Fund to help aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes

SportsAid launches Elton John Sports Fund to help aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 10:24 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Sir Elton John CBE presents £2,000 SportsAid Award cheques to the first five athletes to benefit from the fund.

Sun shines on Summers after she wins two world titles in a week

Sun shines on Summers after she wins two world titles in a week

News   •   Jun 18, 2014 14:24 BST

We are pleased to announce that modern pentathlete Francesca Summers, 18, from Dorking has become SportsAid's June athlete of the month

Landmark World Cup result for GB canoeists

Landmark World Cup result for GB canoeists

News   •   Jun 10, 2014 16:02 BST

SportsAid alumni Mallory Franklin and David Florence win three golds each for GB at the slalom canoeing world cup event this past weekend.

SportsAid launches competition to win two free Elton John tickets

SportsAid launches competition to win two free Elton John tickets

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2014 15:48 BST

One lucky Elton John fan could win two free tickets to see him play live at a concert for SportsAid on June 28 just by liking the charity's Facebook page.

Netballer Helen Housby named SportsAid athlete of the month

Netballer Helen Housby named SportsAid athlete of the month

News   •   May 27, 2014 09:32 BST

SportsAid netballer Helen Housby may have just booked her place at the Commonwealth Games this summer after a break-through year with Manchester Thunder that ended with the goal of a lifetime and her first call-up to the England squad.

British junior gymnasts complete historic European Championships

British junior gymnasts complete historic European Championships

News   •   May 19, 2014 13:21 BST

Great Britain’s junior women’s artistic gymnastics team made up of SportsAid alumni has completed a stunning 2014 European Championships by winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the apparatus finals on the final day of competition.

RBC Wealth Management partners with SportsAid to support budding athletes

RBC Wealth Management partners with SportsAid to support budding athletes

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2014 11:09 BST

RBC Wealth Management today announced a new partnership with SportsAid to help young, talented athletes to achieve their ambitions, including Paralympian James Whitley and junior European champion Keri Rothwell Douglas.

Newly launched challenge event 'Judgement Day' is a huge success

Newly launched challenge event 'Judgement Day' is a huge success

News   •   May 08, 2014 11:01 BST

A thousand participants covered 10 miles in the British Special Forces’ urban warfare training area to raise money for SportsAid. Details about the course were kept closely under wraps prior to the event, which was subsequently dubbed ‘the secret OCR event.’

Olympic champions confirm their attendance at SportsAid’s Elton John concert this summer

Olympic champions confirm their attendance at SportsAid’s Elton John concert this summer

News   •   May 07, 2014 15:20 BST

Olympic gold medallists Anna Watkins, Dame Mary Peters, Duncan Goodhew, Heather Stanning, James Cracknell, Mark Hunter and Steve Williams and more will be attending SportsAid's Elton John concert on June 28. Tickets are still available from Ticketmaster for the event.

More than 170 cyclists take on Yorkshire Classic for SportsAid

More than 170 cyclists take on Yorkshire Classic for SportsAid

News   •   May 07, 2014 11:39 BST

More than 170 cyclists took part in the 'Yorkshire Classic' last week to raise money for SportsAid. The 67 mile pursuit race picked up the official Tour de France route in Yorkshire and proved a challenging ride.

Chris Goodwin wins British Paraduathlon Championships

Chris Goodwin wins British Paraduathlon Championships

News   •   Apr 16, 2014 10:19 BST

Fantastic effort by SportsAid disabled triathlete Chris Goodwin who has won the TR16A class at the British Paraduathlon Championships at the Rockingham Speedway in Northamptonshire.

SportsAid's Danny Crates talks about his final preparations training for this year's London Marathon

SportsAid's Danny Crates talks about his final preparations training for this year's London Marathon

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2014 09:52 BST

After several years of unsuccessful attempts at running the London Marathon in a decent time, or finishing it at all, Paralympic athlete Danny Crates hopes that this year will be different and talks about his last preparation run.

Abigail Stones becomes junior world taekwondo champion in Taipei

Abigail Stones becomes junior world taekwondo champion in Taipei

News   •   Apr 08, 2014 10:58 BST

Rising taekwondo star Abigail Stones supported by SportsAid has just become junior world taekwondo champion.

Elton John backs next generation of Olympians and Paralympians with charity concert for SportsAid

Elton John backs next generation of Olympians and Paralympians with charity concert for SportsAid

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 13:49 BST

SportsAid is very proud to announce that Sir Elton John CBE will be giving a live solo performance at Stoke Park to raise money for to help young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Tickets are still available and available through Ticketmaster.

Nile Wilson, Amy Tinkler and Alexander Buesnel win all-around titles at British Gymnastics Championships

Nile Wilson, Amy Tinkler and Alexander Buesnel win all-around titles at British Gymnastics Championships

News   •   Mar 31, 2014 13:37 BST

A full roundup on all the supported SportsAid athletes who competed at the British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool. Led by rising stars Nile Wilson, Amy Tinkler and Alexander Buesnel who won all-around titles.

Becoming European champion was 'the best day of my life' says badminton star Matt Clare

Becoming European champion was 'the best day of my life' says badminton star Matt Clare

News   •   Mar 27, 2014 11:00 GMT

England have returned from the European U17 Badminton Championships as overall champions with SportsAid athlete Matt Clare among the gold medal winners.

Thomas Hamer is named SportsAid March athlete of the month

Thomas Hamer is named SportsAid March athlete of the month

News   •   Mar 26, 2014 10:10 GMT

GB para swimmer Thomas Hamer, who is supported by SSE, has been named SportsAid athlete of the month after being the first S14 swimmer to break the two-minute barrier in the 200m freestyle event.

Lucy Stanhope becomes all-around English gymnastics champion

Lucy Stanhope becomes all-around English gymnastics champion

News   •   Mar 24, 2014 12:55 GMT

Rising GB gymnastics star Lucy Stanhope becomes the all-around champion at the Espoir English Championships this month.

SportsAid fundraiser John Smit talks about his journey training for the 2014 London Marathon

SportsAid fundraiser John Smit talks about his journey training for the 2014 London Marathon

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2014 11:25 GMT

One of SportsAid's 2014 marathon runners John Smit talks about his journey training for his first London Marathon and his 'I will' pledge to raise money to support young British athletes who aspire to be the next big thing.

SportsAid alumnus Danny Crates shares some final words of wisdom in his latest marathon blog

SportsAid alumnus Danny Crates shares some final words of wisdom in his latest marathon blog

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2014 10:01 GMT

The captain of our London Marathon team is Paralympic champion Danny Crates who is taking the event on for the third time this year to raise money for the charity. His latest blog gives some wise words of advice to his fellow 26.2-milers.