Recipients 2018 -

13th September 2018

Talented Dancer, Matthew Bates, has received further funding from the Foundation as he aims to get into the Royal Ballet Company. He was one of only three British boys to be accepted in the graduate year at the Royal Ballet School which is a huge achievement and his recent performances include Nacho Duato’s Multiplicity and Anthony Dowell’s ‘Auroras Wedding’ from Sleeping Beauty.


Matthew Bates

9 year old Reuben Herridge is already representing Lincolnshire at County and Regional Level. This year, Reuben was a finalist in two regional tournaments after playing some of the top players from the North of England and Midlands. His funding from Adam’s Foundation will help him as he aims to step up to National Level in the next 12 months.  

Squash player, Charlie Jubbs, who is on the Aspire East Midlands Programme has received support from the foundation to help towards his completion costs. Charlie already captains Lincolnshire U13 boys and has represented East Midlands at the National England squash Aspire Championships.


Charlie Jubbs

Charlie (second right)

Recipient, Alex Parker, is the first Modern Pentathlete to be sponsored by Adam’s Foundation. Alex recently competed in the Yorkshire region modern triathlon (run, shoot, swim) and won each discipline and therefore qualified for the National Triathlon Championships where he came 5th overall in his age group. In the next 12 months, he will be adding fencing to his competition repertoire and aims to move from Silver to Gold on the English Talent Pathway.

Race Runner, Thomas Talbot, has had a fantastic 2018. Having come back from hip surgery, he set new pb’s in all distances and went on to win 4 National RR2 Gold medals at the Cerebral Palsy National Athletic Championships in Doncaster. He also won Disabled Sports Person of the Year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards and was invited by British Athletics to join their Paralympic development academy.


Thomas Talbot

Isabella Vinter has received further funding as she continues to progress in Triathlon. During 2018, Izzy won the LWAC 3k series for U13 girls and finished 6th in the region at the Leeds IRC National Qualifier for British Triathlon. Izzy’s aim for 2019 is to become part of the East Midlands Triathlon Academy.

Elly Spence, who participates nationally and internationally in Irish Dancing has received her first donation from the charity which will go towards her equipment and competition costs. In the last World Championships, Elly placed 27th and she recently placed 5th in the Scottish Nationals. Her aim for 2019 is to achieve a medal at the next World Championships in North Carolina which she has qualified for.


Elly Spence

30th April 2018

Georgie Brock-Taylor currently plays netball for Loughborough Lightning under 19’s as well as Charnwood Netball Club Under 16’s despite only being 14 years old. Georgie is already being watched by England scouts and hopes to join their under 17 camp and play in their squad at netball Europe.

Georgie Brock-Taylor

Lauren Douce has received funding that will go towards her competing at the World Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi. Lauren competes in Swimming and Trampolining but excels in Gymnastics. Last autumn, Lauren achieved five medals at the National Special Olympics in Sheffield and was Overall Class 1 at the British Championships  

Lincolnshire Bombino, Eve Gormley, has participated in roller derby for six years. In autumn last year, she was selected to play for England Juniors and will fly out to Philadelphia in July to participate in an exhibition game at the end of Women’s Roller Derby World Cup.

Adam’s Foundation has sponsored swimmer, Ethan Grace-Riches, as he aims to qualify for the Junior European Championships later this year. He will also be aiming for a gold at the British Nationals in July. Ethan has recently been nominated for Secondary School Sports Person of the Year Award.

Wheelchair Racer, Joel James, competes in the T34 Classification at several distances and has been selected to represent the North East team in the school games for the past two years. Joel’s funding from Adam’s Foundation will support him as he represents England at the CPISRA World Games in Barcelona in August.


Joel James

Kayaker, Patrick Mongan, competes in Flatwater Sprint Kayak Racing and in 2017 was one of the youngest athletes to be selected for the GB Talent Pathway at British Canoeing. He competed with the Super Regional Squad at an international event in Belgium, achieving silver in the K2 1000m race. Patrick is aiming to go to the European Championships in 2018 and join the Olympic Hopes team.

Angus Smith has received funding towards his aim of placing at the European Sprint Triathlon Championships in Glasgow in August. Angus recently achieved a Bronze medal at the National Duathlon Championships and a 14th place finish at the World Standard Distance Championships in Rotterdam.

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11 year old swimmer, Jessica Wheaton, qualified for ten events at the County Championships in 2018, winning 5 golds and 3 silvers. Jessica’s funding will help with travel costs now she has been selected for the GB Talent Pathway. This comes after being ranked at number 2 in at 50m Breaststroke in the country.


Recipients from April 2018

From L to R - Joel James, Lauren Douce, Ethan Grace-Riches, Patrick Mongan, Jessica Wheaton, Eve Gormley

16th January 2018

Archer, Jacob Boden, will be travelling to France during Easter to participate in an international training camp. Everyone at the Foundation wishes him all the best.

Emily Patch has received funding that will go towards her competition and training costs in triathlon. Emily has made significant progress since she was last sponsored by the charity. She has qualified for the 2018 European Sprint Distance Championships as well as finishing 3rd in the National Sprint Championships.

Emily Patch and Jacob Boden
Emily Patch and Jacob Boden

Emily's Blog -

Cyclist and Triathlete, Rory Standish, has received his first donation from the Foundation. For the past 2 years, Rory has qualified for the National Time Trial Championships and hopes to represent East Midlands in Triathlon in 2018