Trailblazers 2021

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Join us for an evening celebrating female trailblazers in the world of sport

TV and Radio presenter Sonali Shah will host a live conversation with a panel of trailblazing sportswomen who have reached the pinnacle of competing on the international stage.

Joining Sonali will be the winner of the Best FIFA Women's Player Award, Lucy Bronze, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medallist, Lauren Rowles MBE and the first black female swimmer to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games, Alice Dearing.

This special edition of Trailblazers follows on from the NSPCC and CPSU's Parents in Sport Week campaign. The evening will provide insightful stories from our speakers about their parents and support networks' vital roles in their sporting journey. We'll also hear from the mother's of Lucy and Lauren. They will join the discussion and offer up opportunities for audience questions to be addressed to them and our speakers by Sonali.

Our Trailblazers events continue to help to raise crucial funds for our life-changing Childline service. Our speakers will highlight the importance of Childline's support for children and young people when they face their challenges and concerns during the event.

No child should be left to cope alone. Will you help us be here?
Tickets are priced at £20 per household. 

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Thank you to our sponsors

We are proud this year to be supported by our headline sponsor Resource Solutions.

Sponsorship and other opportunities

We offer sponsorship packages and gift in kind opportunities such as support with printing or producing event materials. 

These are fantastic opportunities to promote your brand to an influential audience and to show your commitment to supporting our services, with your logo featuring in association with the event. 

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A charity event that makes a difference

Over the past two years Trailblazers has raised over £60,000 for our Childline service.

In 2020 the event was hosted by award-winning sports broadcaster Clare Balding OBE and featured an impressive panel of speakers including Sam Quek MBE, Emma Wiggs MBE, Anna Kessel MBE, Harriet Dart, Liz Johnson and Charlie Webster, giving guests an insight into their achievements to date and challenges they have had to overcome to get to where they are now. 

Hear from some of the children Childline has helped

"I just wanted to thank Childline for the chat yesterday. Your support saved my friendship. Everything is better now, and I am so relieved. I will definitely come back to Childline if I ever need support again."
Girl, 11, counselled by Leeds Childline base

"A lot of young people are struggling at the moment with the isolation. They are having to stay at home, which isn’t always the safest of places for them. They are missing school which to a lot of them is a sanctuary and gives them that respite from home life."
David Taylor, Childline Supervisor in Prestatyn

"I’m so grateful to Childline for listening to me. The previous counsellor I spoke to was so supportive and amazing. The advice you give always helps me to think clearer so I can make better decisions in my life. I feel so much better now."
Girl, 11, counselled by Leeds Childline base

"I have been seeing a counsellor at school for the last few years which has helped. I only see them once a week so in between I look at the Childline website for tips on managing anger and stress."
Boy, 13, Childline website user

"The volunteers who contribute are exceptional people… [We] are committed to the service continuing because we want to guarantee it is there for children and young people. We realise there is a real need and we are there for them."
Gwenno Huws, Childline volunteer counsellor in Prestatyn

"I really love that you have this community created for all ages. I’ve been trying to find places like this, so thank you for having this where we can talk and support each other. I doubt there is another just as supportive and safe message boards anywhere."
Young person who found support on our message boards