Dame Kelly Holmes secured her place in history in Athens 2004.  Winning Olympic Gold in the 800m and 1500m, her Double Gold moment. In 2008, Kelly founded Dame Kelly Holmes Trust with a vision to use the unique attitudes, behaviours and experiences of world class athletes to support young people facing disadvantage and help them get their lives back on track.


Dame Kelly Holmes Trust support athletes as they transition from sport, and use their unique skills to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage through their mentoring programmes. They are the only charity in the UK to do this, because they know world class sports people have skills that make them ideal mentors. They are driven and goal focused, and have built the resilience and confidence to deal with the lows as well as the highs of competitive sport.

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust are focused on these life skills being transferred through their programmes to the young people, so they can then make positive decisions to get their lives on track.

Your participation, donation and sponsorship will enable Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to ensure more young people are equipped with the skills and attitudes to get their lives on track and move towards a positive future.  Thank you.

Kelly Holmes with her Virgin Money London Marathon Medal