We all know how difficult it has been for everyone worldwide over the last 18/20 months because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Charities, in particular, have been very hard hit with their normal fundraising events cancelled, BLCF is no exception. With no 300/400m Hurdles Training days able to take place during the 2020/2021 winter, our regular income stream was dry. Despite this we have continued to support athletes where we can. This includes assistance with sports psychology sessions, travel costs to training, training kit & equipment, to name just a few of the areas of support.
Now we need to start to address that situation, and move forward again with the planning of new activities and events.
So welcome to the new Donations & Fundraising page, with direct links to GivenGain.
Bruce’s passion was to help coaches, at all levels, it was a passion that he put into practice, and many coaches in the UK and other parts of the world can all recall, and relate, to the way he helped them – whether it was a school teacher helping their pupils, or a club coach trying to enhance their knowledge to pass on to their athletes, or just sitting down and ‘shooting the breeze’ with international coaches, that would increase his own knowledge to assist his own athletes, or to pass onto others. Bruce’s philosophy was that as a coach – you never, ever, stop learning.
The Foundation was established to continue that passion of helping coaches, and athletes, from any country that had little, or no, coaching or athlete development. Throughout his life, Bruce coached almost every track and field event, but Hurdles always remained his passion.
The main objective of The Foundation is to support the development of ‘Hurdles’ at all levels, from assisting with the supply of equipment, linking athletes interested in hurdling with a suitable coach if they need one, helping current hurdles coaches, and their athletes to develop further.
Support has been given, over the last 9 years, to various Hurdles training days, workshops, assistance at hurdles meetings, individual athletes and coaches, and to continue this we need your help, either through direct donations or fundraising.
We do hope you will be able to support us and keep Bruce’s passion alive.