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Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

January 12th, 2012

When double gold Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes set up her charity, she saw a unique chance to support both young people and athletes. The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust provides the UK’s disadvantaged young people with the mentoring support they so desperately need, and for athletes to find a new and rewarding career path. They are the only charity that does this.

Olympians, Paralympians and other top international athletes have experienced the highs and lows of world class competition – the chance to attain extraordinary success, but also the threat of injury, funding cuts and fierce competition. During their careers they have established key skills such as resilience, self-belief, confidence and focus. And these are precisely the skills so many young people lack.Dame Kelly Training Young Poeple

The number of young people (aged 16-24) in the UK who are not in employment, education or training is still currently over the 1 million mark. That’s nearly 1 in 5. It is arguably one of the biggest crises facing our society today. Our programmes provide young people with the skills, motivation and confidence to move ahead in life.

So far the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has made an impact on 170,000 young people across the UK. With your help, we can ensure every young person has the chance to succeed in life.

resilience, self-belief, confidence and focus.


Ride25 and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust rode from Paris to Geneva.  View the video here:


March 24th, 2008

Every year since 2012 Ride25 has organised a 4-5 day cycle ride for a group of 100+ people. The total amount raised so far is almost £1 million.  For more information about the charity and the group of Pioneers that do the cycling  visit 1moreChild.

You can view the most recent video here:



The Royal Air Force has a proud tradition of looking after its own. The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity and is an extension of that tradition.

Ride25 organised for a group of 75 to cycle from Paris to London on Brompton Bikes to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain.  Watch the video below:|


“The RAF Benevolent Fund is part of the conscience of the British nation”

Winston Churchill

Since its foundation in 1919, they have been there, through thick and thin, supporting the RAF family. They are there for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

WHY The RAF Benevolent Fund EXISTs

The RAF Benevolent Fund is there for any member of the RAF family who is in need of financial, practical or emotional support – from the youngest child to the oldest veteran.

In 2013 the charity spent over £18 million supporting more than 60,000 members of the RAF family with a wide range of issues from childcare, relationship difficulties and debt, to injury, disability and bereavement.

This could be helping an injured serviceman or woman who may need adaptations to their home or an elderly veteran who needs a stairlift in order to remain independent at home.

The RAFBF is also custodian of the RAF Memorial and the Bomber Command Memorial in London, which honour the men and women who sacrificed so much in the Great War and in the Second World War.