Annual Report 2020
What is The Dylan Howells Foundation?
The charity was set-up by family and friends of Dylan who tragically passed away suddenly in July 2016 aged 41 from a heart arrhythmia, leaving behind him a wife and two children. Passionate about sport in all forms, Dylan competed nationally and internationally in Triathlon and Aquathlon, becoming the Welsh National Aquathlon Champion in 2007 and finishing 6th in age group in the 2010 ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Budapest.
Our aims for our third year of operation ending 31st July 2020
Our initial plans for year three, were to broaden our base both in terms of avenues for funding as well as numbers of beneficiaries, having established a successful partnership with a number of local schools – both for fund raising and identifying further young athletes. We began the financial year with a local meet for both the trustees and the athletes in early September, giving some of them the opportunity to meet one another for the first time. The aim was to follow this with the annual Gala Dinner and the identification of further young athletes and a number of further events. While the dinner was able to go ahead as planned (details below) the onset of restrictions and lockdowns as a result of COVID 19 the decision was taken to suspend all fund raising activities and work primarily with our existing athletes – helping them to keep training (and competing) where possible, while make sure that financially we had enough funding both to survive, considering we had little opportunity to raise further funds in the short term.
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