Panathlon would like to express its heartfelt thanks to With Love, Steph – the charitable foundation that funded several of our competitions in the North West of England this term.

With Love, Steph was set up by Trevor Glynn to honour the memory of his wife Steph who died of a brain tumour three years ago, having been diagnosed aged just 29. Steph’s love of kids inspired Trevor, his family and friends to set up the foundation in her name and fundraise for children and children’s charities.

The foundation has been operating for almost two years and has now supported 20 children’s charities.

With Love, Steph funded five Panathlon competitions for children with disabilities and special needs this term across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The secondary Xtend competitions in Wigan and Blackpool and primary multiskills events in Ellesmere Port, Wigan and Stockport saw a total of 242 pupils take part from 43 schools, officiated and guided by 51 specially trained Young Leaders. 

With Love, Steph founder Trevor said: “I spoke to the other Trustees and we all agreed Panathlon would be a great cause to support. It’s amazing to see the number of children it has impacted.

“From a selfish point of view, the foundation has given me a new purpose in life after a very bad period following Steph’s passing. It’s got my brain ticking again. I know that Steph would love supporting children who need a helping hand in life.”

Panathlon Chief Operating Officer, Tony Waymouth, said: “We thank With Love, Steph for their support and we hope the foundation is aware of the impact their support has had on children who competed in the events. It has made a huge difference to young people’s lives. We’re proud to help Steph’s name live on in this way.”