Para-athletes

Ensuring that athletes in developing nations have the right kit to train or compete for their country

Falling at the last hurdle

From running in shoes 2 sizes too small, to taking part in a Paralympic Games with holes in your running spikes, from not having swimming goggles to having no kit to train in. We have sadly seen these and many, many other challenges over and over again. Athletes who have trained all their life and overcome countless obstacles are then held back by the most basic of kit needs.

Filling the need

We work closely with coaches, federations and governing bodies across the globe to not only highlight kit needs and ensure items get to the athletes as quickly as possible, but also to look at future kit needs to help the development of para sport in developing nations.

Rio 2012

During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were not just present, we actually set up an office in the athletes village, enabling us to meet with athletes and teams, find out their kit requirements and as you might imagine the office quickly turned into a distribution hub! During 2 weeks we saw over 500 athletes and we gave out 1,000s of items of kit.

Rio 2012

It ranged from powerlifting suits, to badminton kits and running spikes to swimming goggles. We have to source a lot of the kit in Rio that we gave out and in those two weeks, much to the joy of the security team, we made 60 trips in to the village to bring kit we had bought.

Rio 2012

During our time in Rio we were also asked to work with the UK embassy in supporting a project the embassy was involve in, that was helping young people from the favelas who had recently been seriously injured get back into sport as part of their rehabilitation. This involved a slightly surreal shopping trip to a sports store with the Deputy Ambassador!

Our Supporters

We’re lucky to be supported by some incredible athletes and organisations. Our Patrons include one of the UK’s most celebrated Paralympians, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and former president of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven.

Baroness Grey-Thompson

Baroness Grey-Thompson

Former Wheelchair Racer

Ellie Simmonds OBE

Ellie Simmonds OBE

British Paralympian Swimmer

Sir Philip Craven

Sir Philip Craven

Former President of the International Paralympic Committee

Dame Sarah Joanne Storey

Dame Sarah Joanne Storey

British Paralympian Cyclist

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