helps young disabled and non-disabled athletes to achieve their ambitions by giving them cash awards during the critical early years of their careers. These athletes are typically aged 12-18 years old and include some of Britain’s brightest hopes for future Olympic and Paralympic success. At this stage of an athletes career, sponsorship deals can be hard to find with most athletes relying entirely on their family for financial support. SportsAid Awards help them meet essential costs, such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment. At the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, almost two-thirds of the British team were former recipients of SportAid’s support, including Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Bradley Wiggins, David Weir CBE, Rebecca Adlington OBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Jessica Ennis CBE, Tom Daley and Mo Farah CBE.