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Diane Modahl MBE

We are proud to support the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF)

Founded in 2010 by Commonwealth gold medallist Diane Modahl MBE and her Olympic athletic coach husband Vicente Modahl, the DMSF has changed the lives of thousands of young people in Manchester. Building on her own experience of growing up in a deprived community, Diane was inspired to use her platform as an Olympic athlete to help those most in need and provide them with access to opportunities that they may never have otherwise been aware of.

Built on three core aspects of Sport, Education and Employability, the foundation works to use physical activity to provide discipline and empower the young people enrolled on their various programmes. Engaging in exciting activities, working with professional coaches and being given the ability to discuss and debate their current and future needs allows them to take control of their lives and the direction they want to take.

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“We’re grateful to work with and receive support from some fantastic local organisations, such as Knight Knox, whose values and aspirational outlook aligns with ours.

Their generous donations allow us to develop and deliver programmes that support young people to make positive choices that support them to realise their potential. Without our partners we simply couldn’t do what we do.”


Diane Modahl MBE, co-Founder and CEO at Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Why we are supporting the foundation

Finding a project that was close to our roots was an important aspect of why we chose the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation as our corporate charity. Over 95% of our team were born in Greater Manchester and each and every one of us has a personal connection to the area, which makes the work that the foundation does even more special.

Recently named the Third Best City in the World to live and work by Time Out, Manchester is also an area that requires a lot of youth support, particularly amongst vulnerable youngsters and those from deprived backgrounds. By partnering with the DMSF, our contributions are physically and tangibly making a difference to the lives of children and young adults in our local community.

By not sponsoring a specific programme or pathway, our donations can be funnelled wherever they are needed the most throughout the year. Below are just some of the ways that the foundation allocates funding:

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A little goes a long way, but we need your help to do more

Whilst corporate donations go a long way to supporting the charity, every little helps!

If you would like send a personal donation across to the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation, please click on the link below.

Youth Sports Day - Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is a registered charity which works with young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, school and life.

Registered charity number 1150767 in England and Wales
Registered company number 07211650
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