Aspiring athletes from skeleton, speed-skating and disability skiing have today joined an inspirational SportsAid campaign to highlight the incredible commitment and potential among young British sportspeople.
In a bid to get the British public to back the next generation, …Â Jorâ€™dan McIntosh from skeleton, Jack Burrows from short-track speed-skating and Millie Knight from disability skiing are featured in a superb set of photographs, taken for SportsAid by Founded, while making an inspirational pledge to their sport:
â€œI will give my life to it. I will push myself further every day. I will make your heart beat faster. I will bring a tear to your eye. I will make you proud. Thank you for believing in me. I will be next.â€
In response, SportsAid is inviting you to tap into the excitement of following an emerging talent like Jorâ€™dan, Jack or Millie by making your own pledge to support a young athlete in your area or by making a donation to enable SportsAidâ€™s work with them.
On Twitter, for example, your pledge could be â€œ#IWILL follow their progress with @TeamSportsAidâ€. Or you could make your own sporting commitment next year by saying â€œI will run a 10k for SportsAidâ€? Contact Renata Byrne at SportsAid for a fundraising pack.
Donations by text message can be sent to 70070 with the words â€œNEXT01 Â£2 / Â£5 / Â£10â€ (eg type â€œNEXT01 Â£10â€ and send it to 70070).
With the Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place next February and March â€“ where many athletes who have been supported by SportsAid will be competing â€“ there has never been a better time to support the next generation of British sport.