Project information

Hardship Support and Opportunities in Sport

To provide financial support to people who are in hardship due to participation in sport. This may have resulted from injury or other issues that their sports participation may have resulted in.

January 2015 - December 2015

Charity information: The Teddy Baldock Sports Benevolent Fund

The Teddy Baldock Sports Benevolent Fund logo
  • Need

    Need

    There are many sportspeople who because of injury, accident or physical or mental ill health have fallen on hard times. Teddy Baldock was one of these people and his story acts as a legacy of the dangers for others to learn from. In order to raise awareness of Teddy's plight a statue has been erected in Poplar in East London. The project will alleviate some of the hardship that former sportspeople are experiencing.

    Solution

    This project is essential to fund the remaining costs of the statue and also grow a much needed sum of money that sportspeople who have fallen on hard times can apply to for support. It will also support opportunities for young people to become involved in sport as per the objectives of the charity.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide financial support for former sportspeople who have fallen on hard times.

    Activities

    » Promote the opportunity for such people to apply to receive financial support for much needed help.

    Success will be...
    Reduced hardship for former sportspeople.


    Aim 2

    To cover the remaining costs of erecting the full size bronze statue of Teddy Baldock in London.

    Activities

    » The statue is key in promoting the charity and its work and in highlighting the issues and dangers that sportspeople face.

    Success will be...
    All costs met.


    Aim 3

    To create opportunities for young people to become involved in sport.

    Activities

    » You support requests for financial support from young people and youth groups who require facilities, equipment, tuition in order to play more sport.

    Success will be...
    The number of young people and youth sports groups supported.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Raised awareness of the issues that sportspeople who get injured, have accidents or fall ill face. Better support through governing body insurance and other schemes for such people. We will be able to demonstrate this through the number of people donating funds to the charity and level of funds collected and distributed, letters of support and increases in website hits.

    Risk

    Financial controls are in place to ensure funds collected are safe and properly managed. A state designer has already been consulted as to the feasibility and costs of the statue. Trustees have been selected who are well connected in the boxing and sporting world to ensure the PR and promotion will be a success.

    Reporting

    The charity will produce an end of year Annual Report and Accounts. Ongoing success will be broadcast via the website, facebook and twitter pages.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Hardship Fund Monies distributed to sportspeople in hardship
      £5,000 Statue Fund To cover remaining costs of the Teddy Baldock statue
      £20,000 Sporting Chance Funds to create opportunities for young people to take part in sport.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Pop Up Events Support Limited £10,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Beneficiaries of the benevolent fund can be sportspeople from the UK. The statue is erected at Poplar in East London.

    Beneficiaries

    Sportspeople who have fallen on hard times can benefit from applying to the hardship fund. Young people and youth sports groups will benefit from the sports opportunities fund.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    To our knowledge this is the only generic sports benevolent fund in the world. It is a wonderful legacy to Teddy Baldock and was inspired by Martin Sax who is Teddy's grandson, a former British commando trainer with a passion for helping those in need. Other trustees include John McDonald, Sky Sports and top sports presenter and interviewer; and, James Paisley a former boxer whose career ended early due to a motorcycle accident yet remains committed to sport and supporting others.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Martin Sax

    Martin Sax is Teddy Baldock's grandson, a former British commando trainer with a passion for helping those in need.

    John McDonald

    John McDonald is a Sky Sports and top sports presenter and interviewer.

    James Paisley

    James Paisley is a former boxer whose career ended early due to a motorcycle accident yet remains committed to sport and supporting others.