Future stars sport stars receive support from Milton Keynes Community Foundation
As the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games finally gets underway most of us will start to think about Team GBs prospects at biggest sporting event on the planet. None more so than 3 young athletes who have been selected for funding by SportsAid Eastern. SportsAid is well known in Milton Keynes as the national charity which enriches the lives of talented young athletes by recognising and nurturing their abilities through and beyond sport.
Now in its fifth year, the partnership between SportsAid and MK Community Foundation has never been stronger, or more needed. SportsAid Eastern’s Chairman, Mark Ormerod reflected on the past 18 months, “at a time of huge suffering and sacrifice, as a charity we have struggled, as our income has fallen by around 85%. The knock-on effect of this has been less funding available to support elite young athletes who don’t yet qualify for lottery support. Our partnership with MK Community Foundation is vital in helping young athletes meet the cost of training and competing and keeping the dream alive for perhaps one day competing at the Olympic or Paralympic Games”.
Ian Revell, CEO for MK Community Foundation “we recognised the huge financial impact that the pandemic has had on sports after what has been a tough time for many, especially young athletes it is our pleasure to be able to support them on their athlete journey and development”.