Beacon Award for Philanthropy in Sport
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE MBE
Alistair Brownlee MBE is a British triathlete and Olympic gold medallist. Alistair and his brother Jonny set up the Brownlee Foundation after recognising the importance of encouraging children to get fit and active. The Brownlee Foundation holds a range of endurance sport events to provide a positive sporting experience for children, with over 10,000 children set to participate by the end of the year.
Jonny Brownlee is a British triathlete, winning silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jonny and his brother Alistair set up the Brownlee Foundation to encourage children to get fit and active. The Brownlee Foundation holds a range of endurance sport events – such as triathlons - to provide a positive sporting experience for children, with over 10,000 children set to participate by the end of the year.
LAWRENCE DALLALGIO OBE
Lawrence Dallaglio OBE is a former England rugby captain. Lawrence founded the Dallaglio Foundation in 2008 in memory of his mother Eileen. The Foundation’s main focus is RugbyWorks, a national programme which supports young people who have been excluded from mainstream education through a skills development programme based on the values of rugby. RugbyWorks aims to get disadvantaged young people into further education, employment, or training.
DAME KELLY HOLMES
Dame Kelly Holmes is a double Olympic gold medal-winning athlete. Kelly was motivated to leave a legacy from her successful athletics career to help disadvantaged young people – and so she founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in 2008. The Trust empowers athletes through sport, education, career development, and other meaningful activities. Since its launch, the Trust has reached over 300,000 people aged 14-25 years old.
Amir Khan is a professional boxer, and a former world champion. From a humble background, Amir decided to give back to his community by investing £700,000 to build the Gloves Community Centre in Bolton, England - providing a safe and drug-free space for underprivileged children. Amir also founded The Amir Khan Foundation, which donates to causes both home and abroad, including its flagship project building a village for orphans in Gambia.
DAVID SHEVEL AND ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM/FOOTBALLERS FOUNDATION
The England Footballers Foundation (EFF), established in 2007 to help football players donate their match fees and time to support good causes. Players can also use their profile to raise awareness of causes, through appearances, campaigns, and fundraising events. EFF has supported charities including Cancer Research UK, UNICEF, WellChild, and Together for Short Lives.