“I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU. To the Yorkshire Young Achievers.

In 2013 you provided me with a grant, this helped towards a new bike. In 2014 this bike helped me win 5 Triathlon/ Duathlon races, including becoming World Duathlon Champion in Spain.

I have high aspirations for a successful 2015 and to continue to love training and racing around the world. Feel free to read my blog, it shows what i have been up to and plan in 2015.”


“The Bradford Science Festival attracted over 15,000 visitors in 2013 and all of them were able to enjoy fun and educational, practical activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These included CSI forensic investigations, Animals Intuition, Circus Skills and much more.

With the support of the Yorkshire Young Achievers’ Foundation we were able to engage with young people and their families who would not usually attend these events and the feedback we received was fantastic, with many of them expressing a desire to find out more, stimulating a curiosity in Science.

Thank you so much for making this possible.”

Helen Barraclough – Director Bradford Science Festival


“I wanted to let you know about the good things that the Trustees of Yorkshire Young Achievers have done for our Club, Spen Victoria Cricket Club, Junior Section.

Well for our work last year, we increased participation from the numbers I gave you before, to over 60 young people playing cricket. We introduced, through your donation at least 20 young people to hard ball cricket. We held U9 cricket for the first time and feel agonisingly short in the Bradford Junior Final, on a lovely day in August.

Our juniors also won a number of plaudits from our peers, who voted on the inaugural John Dewhirst Trophy from the Bradford Junior League, which we proudly won for playing cricket in the spirit that it is supposed to be played, hosting the fixtures at a pleasant ground, where things were all in good order and the Club section as a whole, very well run. So I would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU. Because without your donation we would not have got this far.”