Thank You From The Change Foundation Team

It has been another unforgettable year for our charity. As lockdown restrictions eased, we saw an explosion of celebration and opportunities burst out of our programmes. The following highlights are a few of the unforgettable moments that have taken place over the past 12-months.

In early spring, as whispers of the Ukraine war turned into breaking news headlines, our charity flew to Przemysl Poland to provide sports activities to Ukrainian children settled in refugee camps. Unknowingly then, our team would later go on to host summer and Christmas Ukraine refugee sports camps in Sussex and have since established plans to work in Moldovan refugee camps in 2023.

Some of our team also flew to New Zealand, to launch our ‘Change the Game Not the Girl’ campaign to a global audience. Change the Game Not the Girl tackles the barriers that marginalised women and girls face when taking part in sports. The campaign actively adapts sports to be more inclusive, encourages more women to take on coaching and leadership roles and shares coaching techniques to help women and girls embed sport into their lives. The response to the campaign so far has been inspiring. We look forward to watching international communities use the campaign to make sports more inclusive for marginalised women and girls.

Our long-awaited 40th Anniversary gala also took place in the spring, gathering TCF supporters from across the world together after a year of suspense. Our much-anticipated Street Elite 10-Year Anniversary celebration (also put on hold from 2021) would also welcome an inspirational network of Berkeley Foundation supporters and Street Elite participants from across our Birmingham and London networks and celebrate a decade of life-changing coaching with some of the UK’s most under supported communities.

We also welcomed new faces to our charity as our team of Coach Mentors, Trustees, Finance Coordinators, Ambassadors and Head Office Coordinators developed throughout 2022. We are sad to have said goodbye to a few incredible members of our team, however we wish them the best of luck and thank them for their life-changing work over the years.

Our active sports programmes continued to support young people from across London, Brighton, Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham. We were proud to achieve an 80% success rate of transition into employment, education, training or starting a business or charity on our four core programmes and saw the programme residentials involve young people in white water rafting, abseiling, baking, swimming and kayaking. Our VI Rugby programme also had a ground-breaking year, supporting visually impaired communities in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Italy. With plans to host the first ever VI Rugby World cup in 2023, we can’t wait for the adaptive sport to reach even greater heights.

Our Events and Challenges network also had a monumental year. Over 100 people braved the choppy waters of the Thames in kayak challenges throughout the year, golfers from across London overcame the soaring 40-degree summer temperatures to take part in our annual golf tournament and runners tackled marathons (some running backwards!) to dominate initial fundraising targets. An inspiring network of TCF supporters also hiked, painted, cycled, wine-tasted, bid in auctions and attended galas to give more under-supported young people the opportunity to access our life-changing programmes.

The work of our charity and Coach Mentors would not be possible without the enthusiasm and support of our phenomenal fundraisers, partners and donors. Thank you to every single individual that contributed to our charity this year. You have directly allowed us to support communities and young people on both an international and national scale. We look forward to the New Year and can’t wait to see what adventures and moments 2023 has in store for us all. 

We would like to give a special thank you to the following supporters of our charity…

2K Tiger

A Star Experience

A&J Ryan Mechanical Services

AMH Consultancy

Aastha Foundation


Aristar Financial Consulting

Arrange Group


Atalian Servest



Barratt Developments Charitable Foundation

BBC Children in Need

Beagle Media

Berkeley Foundation


Beyond Sport

Black Swimming Association


British Blind Sport

British Fencing

British Refugee Council

Brookmans Park Golf Club

CAF donations

Castell Wealth Management

Channel 4

Charles Square

Clearwater International

Comic Relief


Dulverton Trust


England Handball

Fairstead Trust

Ferguson Creative Consultancy

Fight for Peace

Fonthill Foundation

Four Acres Trust

Four Seasons Hotels

Garfield Weston Foundation

Geoff and Fiona Squire Foundation

Give As You Live

GLA Sport Unites


Greater London Authority

Groundwork UK


Hargreaves Foundation

Horan and Rose

HUNZA G Limited


Imperial College London

Investec Bank Plc

JTP Studios



Laureus Sport for Good

Leeds Building Society 

Legal & General

David Solomons Charitable Trust

Limehouse Boxing Academy

London Kayak Company

London Marriot Grosvenor Square

London Sport

Lord Barnaby’s Foundation

LTA Tennis Association

Macdonalds Hotels

Machrie Hotels



Mayfair Collective

Mayor Of London’s Office

Mayor’s Fund

McGill and Partners


Merchant Taylors’ Foundation


Modest Golf Management

Movement To Work


MRSG UK Services

Munich Re Insurance

New World Tech

NFL Foundation UK

Nicola Lester Consultancy

NJS Group

Norton Rose Fulbright


Odendaal Diamonds

Openworks Foundation

Park Dean Resorts

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Penningtons Manches Cooper


Peter Harrison Foundation

Pink Buddha

Postcode Lottery

Principal Insurance

Procurement Advantage

Progressive Sports

PwC Foundation

Queens Club Foundation

Quod Financial Limited

Refugee Council

Rexona (Sure Breaking Limits)

Richard Allan

Rivervale Leasing

Robert Walters Group

Shanly Foundation


Shrewsbury House School


Souter Charitable Trust

Springwell Clinic

St James’s Place

SumUp donations


Take-Two Interactive

Taylormade Golf

TDR Capital

Team Sports

Texel Group

The Astor Foundation

The Bring Joy Foundation

The Coop Local Community Fund

The Forrester Family Trust

The Grace Trust

The Joseph Levy Foundation

The Lake House Charitable Foundation

The Mercers Company

The National Lottery Community Fund

The Trevor Fund

The Walcot Foundation

The Whickam Family

258 Management

Town Legal LLP

Toyota Charitable Fund

TSA Projects

Turchini Design Limited

United Business Group

University of Brighton


Vision Foundation


Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation

Waud Wines

William Blair

Willow Twin Cricket

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