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All of the money that is raised through fundraising goes towards our projects and the people we help. We don’t spend any on admin and have no employees!

Forward Motion Grants

With the help of all our fundraisers and people who have donated to the Charity, we have managed to raise funds to support more than 135 athletes across 23 sports with funding to help assist with their involvement in sport such as competition fees, training and equipment. We have helped athletes with complete prosthetics costing between £5000 and £12000 and have used the Forward Motion grants to help complete beginners to Paralympic Champions!

The grants have enabled the recipients to pursue more options within sport and we are looking to run two rounds of grants a year, depending on funding. Please click on the Forward motion Grants for more information.

Events and challenges

We have the two events which have been set up specifically to give people with disabilities the opportunity to get involved in sport. The tri and para tri  festival at Dorney Lake, Berkshire has a whole range of distances and options to encourage all abilities to take part in some way.  We are really keen to promote the relay and mixed relay aspects of the event to encourage more people to take part! In 2019, we will be hosting the British Paratriathlon championships as part of the festival and this will be a great opportunity to see the best british paratriathletes racing and take part on the same course. 

The Junior Paratriathlon was set up to provide a free opportunity to juniors aged 5-18 to get involved in a new sport and will be in it’s sixth year in 2019. The event is completely flexible and encourages a positive atmosphere focusing on personal achievement not times or places!
Please click on the Events pages for more information.

If you have any equipment you could donate to us, please contact us at thearcticonefoundation@gmail.com

We have also set up a Summer and Winter challenge which offers participants the opportunity to complete various achievable challenges over a set period without the pressure of attending an event. The feedback has been incredibly positive with many people become much more active than they previously were.

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All the best to our Ambassador Mari Akhurst who is telling her story and links to Arctic One to Rotary tonight.
Great Work Mari and huge thanks!
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It’s a Saturday this year starting at lunch time - hopefully this will appeal to a few more junior athletes. Let’s get this out there and push for a few more entries!

This is the revised flier showing the 12.30pm start if you can distribute a few it would be appreciated

7th ArcticONE Junior Para-Triathlon - FREE ENTRY
Sponsored by Otto Bock,The Douglas Bader Foundation and Property Professionals Breakfast Club
Now in its 7th Year ArcticONE are holding their Junior Para Tri at Chesham Leisure Centre on the Saturday 14th September 2019. Entry is FREE!
The Event is open to any Children aged between 5 and 18 years old with any disability and will be an opportunity to 'Get Involved' in a new Sport! It’s possible to do the whole triathlon or just part of the Swim, Bike and Run which can be adjusted to suit each Competitor. The event consist of a swim in a 25m indoor pool, followed immediately by a cycle on grass around the perimeter of a school field and finishing with a run round a 400m grass track.

All children are welcome to take part and can be assisted by family and friends if required. You can enter via the following link:
All Participants will receive a medal and a goodie bag!
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