|Monday, May 13, 2013|
|Our second annual Right To Play 5K Challenge at Battersea Park took place on Friday 10th May and was a great success with over 300 runners including four Athlete Ambassadors: Sophie Hosking, Katie Colclough, Nina Heglund and Peter Hardcastle, and not to forget Surrey CCC’s mascot Caesar the Lion! The winning man, Alex Young, came in at an amazing 16 minutes and the winning woman was Kat de Rome!
There were many activities aside from the run itself, including Chelsea FC providing their Foundation coaches to run games with kids, face painting and computer games with Game Wagon. The event saw an additional 100 people from the event inaugural in 2012 and has so far raised over £50,000!
Olympic gold medallist and Athlete
Ambassador Sophie Hosking
Check out our video and photos and see if you can spot yourself/ some famous faces!
Results of the race can be seen here.
|Friday, May 03, 2013|
Right To Play and the GB Short Track Speed Skating team have announced a new one year partnership. This partnership will see the GB Short Track team support our fundraising events and will be used as a platform to raise awareness for the cause.
We are very excited to announce this new partnership, having strong links to the Winter Olympics- our founder and CEO, Johann Olav Koss, won three gold medals in speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics- it’s a great match. We also have a number of winter sports Athlete Ambassadors include the skier Chemmy Alcott, skeleton bobsled racer Shelley Rudman and our latest addition, Elise Christie who is part of the GB Short Track team and a strong contender for Sochi 2014.
Johann Olav Koss, founder and CEO of Right To Play comments: “Right To Play is proud to be supported by a number of world class athletes and sports organisations and we are delighted to announce this new partnership with the GB Short Track team and some of GB’s top Sochi medal hopefuls. As the team competes on the world stage, they will be role models to the million children around the world we educate and empower each week through sport and play, and will have a life changing impact on them as they support us raising money for the programmes.”
GB Short Track team member and two-time Olympian Jon Eley added, “It’s a big honour for us to be involved with Right To Play. They are a brilliant charity and the work they do around the world is great, so being a part of it is very special.”
|Thursday, April 18, 2013|
The Chelsea FC and Right To Play eBay store raised £25,000 for Right To Play! Nearly half of the money was raised through auctioning 22 places to play at Stamford Bridge and signed Chelsea shirts, the remaining amount was raised through voluntary donations from eBay customers bidding for items across the UK site.
We would like to thank everyone who placed a bid and made a donation, this is the first time we've run an on-line auction like this and it was a huge success thanks to those people. Also, a big thank you goes to our partner Chelsea for providing the items for the auction and to eBay for their support.
The partnership between Chelsea and Right To Play is now in its seventh year and has seen a variety of innovative initiatives in this time, including this latest one that gave members of the public the chance to bid on the once in a lifetime experiences and Chelsea collectors’ pieces.
The partnership has raised £2 million since commencing in 2007 and was extended for a further three years at the end of 2012, you can find out about it here.
|Wednesday, April 17, 2013|
|Right To Play’s global partner Polycom held an inspirational Charity Golf event on 17th April at Foxhills Golf Club in aid of Right To Play. Right To Play are supported by a number of athletes and this event saw Steve Backley, former British javelin thrower; Mark Butcher, former England opening batsman; Nick Evans, current Harlequins fly half; and Mark Hunter, Olympic gold medal winning rower, take part and give participants the opportunity to compete against a variety of top sportsmen.
Steve Backley, former British javelin thrower
After the 18 hole competition, participants enjoyed an evening dinner where a Q&A took place with cricket legend Mark Butcher and Olympian Steve Backley, providing guests with an insight into the world of professional sportspeople. This was followed by an auction featuring signed sporting memorabilia to help generate further funds for Right To Play.
Mark Butcher, former England opening batsman with the winner of the signed cricket bat
The event looks to have raised £8,000, which is enough for Right To Play to provide over 260 children with weekly sport and play opportunities for an entire year. Thank you to all the team at Polycom UK for your continued support!
|Wednesday, April 17, 2013|
|Following the fantastic success of our teams in the 2012 Trois Etapes, Right To Play is delighted to be launching our 2013 campaign with a brand new website and two teams made up of 14 committed riders.
They will conquer some of the toughest climbs in the world on their bikes in a bid to raise a massive £250,000 in support of Right To Play. You can find out more and support them by visiting Right To Play’s Trois Etapes website: www.righttoplay.com/troisetapes.
Confirmed riders so far include two veteran riders from last year – Team Captain’s Peter Klein and Oren Peleg - Olympic distance triathletes, Ironmen, former professional cyclists, and 2012 Olympic Champion Sophie Hosking! Right To Play is proud to have such committed athletes giving up their time and energy to support our cause. Training is well underway and both teams will be pushing themselves to the max to finish top of the podium and replicate last year’s successful win, with all prize money going towards supporting Right To Play’s work.
As well as tracking their progress on www.righttoplay.com/troisetapes, you will be able to watch their progress on Eurosport and Channel 4. Stay tuned and visit www.righttoplay.com/troisetapes to find out more – with your help they can reach their target and help raise an amazing £250,000 in support of Right To Play’s work!
To find out more about the Trois Etapes, you can visit the Trois Etapes website: www.troisetapes.org/
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