The Duchess of Cambridge to Attend SportsAid Event

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The Duchess of Cambridge meets members of the Coastguard helicopter team during a visit to Caernarfon Coastguard and Rescue Helicopter Base in North Wales.

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT LONDON STADIUM TO MEET THE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF SPORTSAID STARS

Stratford, London E20

Wednesday 26th February 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, will visit the London Stadium at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Wednesday 26th February to join a SportsAid event dedicated to celebrating the role that parents and guardians play in their child’s sporting success.

SportsAid helps young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and World Champions. The charity supports over 1,000 athletes each year, the vast majority aged 12 to 18, by helping financially towards training and competition costs.

Most young athletes also rely heavily on their parents and guardians, who are often the ‘team behind the team’, providing financial, logistical and practical support. SportsAid runs sessions for both athletes and their family members, allowing parents and guardians from across sporting disciplines to meet each other, share their stories and experiences, and benefit from the guidance that the charity can provide.

During her visit, the Duchess will join young athletes who are taking part in a series of track and field activities. Her Royal Highness will then meet parents and guardians of SportsAid athletes, past and present, to hear about their experiences, the challenges that they face, and about the impact of the support they receive from the charity. Her Royal Highness will also have an opportunity to listen to a panel discussion involving athletes, parents and guardians.

The Duchess became the Patron of SportsAid in 2013 and has met many young athletes helped by the charity, as well as Olympians and Paralympians who were previously supported by the organisation, at SportsAid’s training days, performance workshops and fundraising events.

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