Panathlon Foundation Ltd

Panathlon Challenge

Panathlon inspire young disabled people to improve their physical and mental well-being through participating in sporting activities appropriate to their ability levels. Recent University research has proven that Panathlon, raises self esteem and confidence whilst enhancing skill levels & fitness

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1072638)

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Championed by The EQ Foundation


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom

  • This is the first time the school has competed externally, what an experience for them to come here with children from other parts of the region.

    — Roseanne Hutchinson, Delamere School, Manchester.

  • Until the day Panathlon came to school, neither we as parents or the school realised what disabled children could do. Panathlon opened our eyes.

    — Rebbeca Lock, Parent of competitor.

  • I’ve had children attend these events who have never won a medal or certificate before, and I’ve had parents in tears, saying ‘thank you so much, because my child has never been asked to any events like this.’ It’s pretty powerful stuff.

    — Rachel Fitzgerald, teacher Quilters Primary School.


The Panathlon Foundation focusses on reaching one of the most disadvantaged groups in the country - disabled children. We actively seek to remove barriers to participation in sporting activity for children aged 5-19 with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.(SEND) According to Sport England, by adulthood disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive than their non-disabled peers. By providing a range of appropriate opportunities, we seek to reduce this problem in society.


The charity wishes to expand it's work in new counties in England & Wales in 2020 to meet the demand from these areas not yet enjoying the benefits which our programme brings. We have a 20 year track record of providing appropriate levels of sporting competition and creating 'a level playing field' so participation in sports is a valid option for disabled children. "Until the day Panathlon came to school, neither we as parents or the school realised what disabled children could do." Parent