Panathlon is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with St. James’s Place Foundation through to 2014.

This will see an investment of £265,000 to grow the infrastructure of the charity and establish new geographical areas of growth over the next three years.

Mike Wilson, Chairman of the St. James’s Place Foundation, said: “I am delighted that in our 21st year we are able to invest £265,000 to help improve the lives of so many young people and their families, through the work of Panathlon, especially at this time of economic challenge generally.”

Panathlon Chair, and triple Paralympic Champion, Giles Long said: “We are delighted that St. James’s Place through its Sport for Good programme, will invest significant funds in young disabled people over the next three years. This will help Panathlon to expand its activities and geographical spread in the coming years.”

As well as the annual programme of events which run from January to June, this year Panathlon Challenge participants have competed at the Olympic Stadium and Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympics. On April 1, they were among the first to compete on the new Olympic track at the Gold Challenge ‘test event’.

At the Panathlon London Final on June 14, 30 members of St. James’s Place Foundation were able to witness 250 disabled young people compete in eight sports and present the cheque to Ashley Iceton, founder of the Panathlon Foundation

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St. James’s Place Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group, and started raising funds in 1992.   In the 20 years it has been in existence, it has raised in excess of £24 million.   It is providing £265,000 over a three year period to help Panathlon in its work, as part of a £2 million programme of support for young people over the next three years.   For more information, go to