GB OLYMPIANS TO STAGE THANK YOU DAYS FOR KEY WORKERS Help needed to host as many as possible.
GB Gold Medalists in rowing, cycling and slalom canoeing are planning to host special velodrome events thanking NHS staff, key workers, fundraisers and volunteers from within the sporting family for their work in mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on their local communities.
The medalists, part of the Legacy 300 project, which has already raised £501K for good causes through hosting experience days, have set aside places on upcoming charity days to say thank you in response to their efforts on Covid-19.
However, demand is outstripping supply, and the non for profit Legacy 300 project has created an online draw which gives people the chance to fund additional places in return for the opportunity to win for themselves signed sporting memorabilia and places on various experience days.
Legacy 300’s David Cotton explained;
“These amazing experience days hosted by GB Medalists are a fabulous way for sports lovers to experience life as an Olympic athlete, but we are all in awe of the work being done by so many out there, and it's a great way to say thank you and hear their stories”
The 'Thank You Days' being planned also include a track cycling days at the Olympic velodrome, rowing afternoon with GB Rowers at Henley and a rafting afternoon on the Olympic rafting course. Each day hosted by an Olympic Gold Medallist and athlete. It is hoped other athletes in other sports will take up the invitation currently unanswered in their (or agents) inboxes.
Full details on how to nominate and how to donate to fund additional places please visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sportvscovid19
So that is the plan
Of course as always we innovate and then big brands or agents will copy the idea and pass it off as their own...
Also these experience days are in 2020 and 2021, we have absolutely no clue at this moment when, and who will be available, but since 2012 a gold medallist from those sports has always hosted and will do in future.
No one makes a profit from these places.
We could afford 16 places across the three sports and these have already been allocated, as an events company in the charity world, we are currently screwed and simply don’t have any additional resources to cover event production costs, hence the appeal.
Also, many of the venues, freelancers and suppliers have also been equally hit and it is unethical for us to ask them to supply services for nothing,
So, I hope that you can help us say THANK YOU...to as many in the sporting family that are helping mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their communities.