As a method of engaging young people, sport is one of the key ways The Prince’s Trust encourages many young people to take their first steps on their journey to a brighter future.
Sporting stars have a strong affinity with the young people we help, familiar as they are with battling adversity to reach their goals and often struggling to overcome setbacks before achieving success.
Prince’s Trust programmes around sport are always hugely popular for young people, but sporting events, like our Palace to Palace cycle ride and walk, also help to raise huge amounts of funds for The Trust.
Sporting stars who act as Ambassadors inspire both fundraisers and young people. Chris Froome took time out from Le Tour de France to send encouragement to Palace to Palace riders alongside Paralympian David Weir, footballing legend Thierry Henry is a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust and England Manager Gareth Southgate OBE has attended fundraising trading days.
The sporting Ambassadors who are always first past the finish post when it comes to representing The Trust include:
|Nicola Adams OBE||Chris Froome OBE||Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE|
|Mark Blundell||Lewis Hamilton MBE||Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE|
|Jenson Button MBE||Thierry Henry||Gareth Southgate OBE|
|Linford Christie OBE||Colin Jackson CBE||David Weir CBE|
|Tom Daley||Gary Lineker OBE|
|Jermain Defoe OBE||Leon Lloyd|
|Dion Dublin||Kenny Logan|
|Rio Ferdinand||Harry Redknapp|