The Join In blog: Tagged "Tanni Grey-Thompson"

L-R: Volunteer Helen Seamer, BT's Suzy Goodman, Gus O'Donnell, Eddie Izzard, Will Watt, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Charles Allen, Rebecca Birkbeck and Simetrica's Daniel Fujiwara.
The strong speaker line-up at the launch of Making Time.

‘Making Time’ research launched in Whitehall

On 5th May 2016, Join In launched its look into the motivations and barriers of volunteers in the UK, with a focus on sport.

The launch in Whitehall was led by Join In Chair, Lord Charles Allen, and Britain’s most successful Paralympian and Join In trustee, Tanni Grey-Thompson. Join In patron Eddie Izzard, leading economist and former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson also backed the launch.

Lord Charles Allen recounted his deep commitment to sports volunteering, from the Manchester Commonwealth Games to being Mayor of the Olympic Village in London 2012.

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Tanni Grey-Thompson lends a hand at her daughter's canoe club.

Tanni Grey-Thompson gets involved

She’s won 16 Paralympic medals and the London Marathon six times, been appointed Dame of the British Empire, and served in Parliament. Oh, and she also moonlights as a canoe club volunteer.

At Join In, we admire people who don’t just stand on the sidelines and talk a good game. We appreciate those who roll their sleeves up and make a difference. Paralympic hero Tanni-Grey Thompson has been doing just this by lending a hand at Lower Wharfe Canoe Club. We caught up with Tanni and fellow volunteer Chris Kevane to get an insight into some of their inspirational work.

The Lower Wharfe Canoe Club is a family orientated club, with a base at Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool and Bishopthorpe on the River Ouse. The club has members of all ages and abilities and teaches canoeing and kayaking all the way up to international level, with its most successful paddlers going on to compete for Team GB. (more…)

Help ParalympicsGB excel at Rio2016.

British Paralympic campaign receives stellar support

Eddie Izzard and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson are two of four ambassadors supporting the latest fundraising campaign launched by the British Paralympic Association↑. Members of the public are asked to help Supercharge Paralympics GB by generating support and donating funds.

Repeating the success of London 2012 won’t be easy, especially with the next two Olympic and Paralympic Games far away from home soil. It will be more challenging and expensive, and while the Paralympians get funding from the National Lottery and UK Sport, theses athletes often require extras, such as special mattresses.

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Your club could benefit from one of thousands of new volunteers.
Your club could benefit from one of thousands of new volunteers.

How the Big Help Out can grow your club

The #BigHelpOut aims to find 10,000 new helpers for sport in the lead up to December’s BBC Sports Personality. Make sure your club or group is ready.

Eddie Izzard and Tanni Grey-Thompson launched the #BigHelpOut with Join In and BBC Get Inspired this week. Our mission is to find 10,000 new helpers for local clubs like yours by Christmas. Watch the film below to see how your club can benefit.

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Join In is working with BBC Get Inspired to get 10,000 helpers into local sport.
Join In is working with BBC Get Inspired to get 10,000 helpers into local sport.

Join In and BBC Get Inspired launch the #BigHelpOut

Ahead of BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Join In patron Eddie Izzard and Tanni Grey-Thompson launch #BigHelpOut with BBC Get Inspired.

Coaches and cheerleaders, guide runners and groundskeepers, referees and Rugby World Cup volunteers – these and thousands more keep sport thriving.

And you can be a part of it too.

HELP OUT WITH JOIN IN

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