EQ Foundation confirms its support for Panathlon Challenge for third year consecutive year

The EQ Foundation (charity registered in UK no. 1161209), the grant-making charitable arm of EQ Investors (EQ), has announced that it will extend its partnership with the Panathlon Challenge for a third consecutive year.

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The Foundation has supported Panathlon since EQ’s establishment in 2014 and has confirmed a donation this year as it continues to support the organisation. This year’s donation will help to pay for staff at Panathlon as it extends the number of sports competitions it runs across the country.

John Spiers, Chief Executive at EQ, said: “Panathlon inspires young disabled people to use competitive sport as a means of social and personal development. It’s great to see children taking part and enjoying the benefits that participating in sports brings.

“As part of our involvement we’ll be volunteering at sports events and helping raise funds for the Panathlon Challenge by participating in the London triathlon and Royal Parks half marathon.”

Ashley Iceton, CEO at the Panathlon Challenge, added: “Having EQ on side for another year is great news for our charity and we are delighted that so many of their team will be joining us in the challenges.

“Around 8,000 young disabled people in different sports with a range of abilities will compete in various locations around the country in 2016. 150 multi-sport competitions will take place during the year with new exciting events being added all the time.”

The EQ Foundation supports organisations which focus on achieving positive social, economic and environmental outcomes and that aim to deliver long lasting benefits.

About the author: Ben Faulkner

Ben joined EQ in 2015 and has over 17 years of experience across the pensions, financial technology and wealth management sectors. At EQ, he is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the marketing communications strategy. Outside of work, Ben’s two daughters keep him busy. He enjoys keeping fit, especially running and cycling along the Pilgrim’s Way.

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