Challenge is an Opportunity - July 2017 Newsletter
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Double Primrose Award Presentation to Two Aspiring Young Athletes

The sporting aspirations of two Great British athletes have been advanced with our latest Primrose Award presentations. In conjunction with Sports Aid, the CiaO Foundation presented Awards to wheelchair racer Nathan Blackie and para-cyclist David Murphy. Foundation Chairman, Geoffrey Barber and Vice-chairman, Andrew Hogge met the young sportsmen at the very fitting location of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, by the ArcelorMittal Orbit to make the presentation.
Find Out More about David & Nathan
We don't grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges

Para-dressage Hopeful Receives Boosting Primrose Award

Picture of Emma, receiving her Primrose AwardEmma Kent is a keen young Para-dressage rider, who has faced and still faces quite a few physical challenges in her life. Though she has shown much grit and determination and has set herself a firm goal of competing in the next Paralympics in her chose equestrian sport. As such, the CiaO Foundation are pleased to confirm her as one of our latest Primrose Award Recipients. 

Despite her physical challenges, Emma found horse-riding at a very young age, from which the passion for competing and chasing her dreams began. Para-dressage wins at RDA Regional and National level soon followed.

Find out more about Emma, her challenges and her Primrose Award.

Latest Trustee Meeting

We had a great Trustee meeting on the 14th of July 2017 and have chosen several new Primrose Award Recipients! We will be in contact with the successful applicants soon and more details will be released through our site news and social media profiles.

Primrose Award Submission
Next Dates for Applications


The Next Trustee meeting will be held in early November, with the closing date for new Primrose Award Applications being 31st October 2017.

If you know an individual who is going through a particular challenge in their life, you could nominate them for a Primrose Award. If successful, we could help provide practical solutions to help their issue.
You can read more on who and how to nominate someone you know to be facing a challenge at our website Click Here

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