Race is on to support keeping young people in sport!

By Lucy Bourne April 28, 2023

Race is on to support keeping young people in sport! 

Photo caption left to right Keith Hancock Race Director - UK Triathlon Events, Ryan Dutton Duty Manager at Barony Sports Complex, Everybody Health and Leisure and Hannah Whitley, Everybody Foundation Co-ordinator

Left to right Keith Hancock Race Director – UK Triathlon Events, Ryan Dutton Duty Manager at Barony Sports Complex, Everybody Health and Leisure and Hannah Whitley, Everybody Foundation Co-ordinator


The cost-of-living crisis is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now and helping to relieve the local community of some of the pressures is the Everybody Foundations top priority.

The Everybody Foundation has recently relaunched with a new focus, giving clubs in Cheshire East the opportunity to apply for grants on behalf of young people they know will benefit from a small grant to keep playing the sport they love.

Kerry Shea Director of Health & Communities at Everybody Health and Leisure shares

 “We have been hearing reports that local sport clubs are seeing a drop-off in numbers of young people attending sessions recently. When times are tough, parents and carers may be forced to pull their children out of extra-curricular sport due to the costs it can bring – understandably so. This is where the Everybody Foundation comes in.”

Fundraising and support from the local community is key to be able to provide these grants. The Everybody Foundation have teamed up with UK Triathlon, who have kindly donated free race places to their Cheshire Triathlon for Everybody Members and staff to take part in the event, whilst raising money for this amazing cause.

Jennifer Kulak, Team Lead UK Triathlon shares

“We are delighted to be teaming up with the Everybody Foundation and firmly share their view that everyone should be able to keep playing the sport they love. At UK Triathlon our events are designed to be inclusive and accessible to athletes of all abilities and levels of experience.

Whether someone is looking to try their first triathlon or is a seasoned pro, we believe that our events offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for everyone. We look forward to working alongside the Everybody Foundation and helping people continue with the sports they love.”

Gen Caddick who is one of the lucky winners’ shares

“I am both excited and nervous at the prospect of participating in the Cheshire Triathlon. Raising money for such a good cause the ‘Everybody Foundation’ which enables young people to be fit and healthy and also participate in sports they enjoy. Working in the Leisure industry for over 20 years I have seen first-hand the positive impact both activity and sport plays and I am hoping by being very out of my comfort zone I will raise money for this cause. I look forward to completing this event and I am very grateful for the well wishes and contributions that I have received to help spur me on.”

Since the launch of the Everybody Foundation in 2017, thousands of pounds worth of grants and equipment have been given out, funding a range of different sporting groups, community organisations and athletes. This year’s grants are focused on keeping local young people playing the sports they love.

Without the support of generous fundraisers, the Everybody Foundation wouldn’t be able to provide athletes, community organisations and sports clubs with the vital funds they need to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in Cheshire East.

If you would like to find out more about the Everybody Foundation and how you can apply for a grant or to fundraise please visit: https://everybody.org.uk/about/everybody-foundation/ or email [email protected]

Why not come a long and cheer on the fundraisers at the Cheshire Triathlon which will be taking place on Sunday 21st May 2023 at Nantwich Leisure Centre and Barony Park Sports Complex.


 Notes to editors:

The Everybody Foundation is an independent registered charity which was established in 2017 by Everybody Health and Leisure.

The Everybody Foundation raises funds to enable it to give out grants and provide equipment to encourage local people to improve their Health and Wellbeing, the focus for 2023 is making sure that no young person misses out on the sport they love due to the cost of living crisis. We are working with clubs in the local area to pay subs, equipment and travel costs of young people who would otherwise miss out.

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 6 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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