Supporting the UK’s future athletes with SportsAid

Supporting the UK’s future athletes with SportsAid

SportsAid is the only national charity that backs aspiring athletes of the future. By providing funding to cover training, equipment and competition costs, the charity helps them to achieve their Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champion dreams.

Over the following 12 months, we will be providing a £10,000 grant to help cover training costs, equipment and competition expenses.

Throughout SportsAid week – 23 – 29 September 2019 – we will also be carrying out fundraising activities in all our offices, focusing on the importance of sport in keeping us happy and healthy, whilst raising money.

We’ve also selected 10 athletes that represent the firm’s national reach and local focus. They’ll be working closely with our ‘SportsAid Champions’ across the offices, who will be actively supporting and following the journeys of each of our chosen athletes.

The athletes include:

West Midlands

• James Brown – Para swimmer

• Korben Fellows – Pommel horse gymnast

• Abazz Shayaam-Smith – Triple jumper

• Isabelle Wong – Cricketer

• Jessica Dowdeswell – Wheelchair basketball player

East Midlands

• Vinny Huczmann – Boxer

• Jonathan Moody – Short-track speed skating


• Charlie Brown – Swimmer

Milton Keynes

• Tashvi Parab – Badminton


• Zak Benstead – Canoeist

Victoria Tester, our chief operating officer, said: “Embracing physical activity and teamwork is an important part of our ethos at the firm. Business and sport are more closely linked than many may think, with cultivating the next generation of talent being vital in both.

“This is our fifth year working with SportsAid. Every year we’re hugely impressed by the dedication of the athletes that we support. It is truly inspiring to watch their progress as they take to the national and international stage. We wish them all the very best of luck!”

Tim Lawler, CEO at SportsAid, said: “Our partnership with Shakespeare Martineau is something we are extremely proud of. Their support ensures we can continue to help talented young sports people reach their goals.”