Registered Charity Number: 1141685

The Jack O'Donnell Foundation

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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Jack O’Donnell was a great athlete who was fortunate enough to find a sport he loved, and to receive the support he needed to enable him to achieve his potential.

Tragically, in the summer of 2010, just as Jack was looking forward to his 16th birthday, he suffered a fatal accident. Despite medical efforts Jack passed away on the 27th of July 2010.

The Jack O’Donnell Foundation’s primary aim is to give other children the inspiration and financial support that Jack received, so that they too can achieve their potential in the sport they love. It is also our aim to fund life changing/saving medical treatment to young people who are in great need, just as Jack was.

WHAT WE GET UP TO

ABOUT JACK

jackJack was a young man who loved to play and support many sports. He loved football, especially his beloved Manchester United. Albeit talented in many sports, Jack’s gift was for Ice Hockey for which he had a driving passion.

He played his first game out on the rink when he was just 8 years old, and his too-brief career grew from strength to strength. After a couple of seasons at Oxford City Stars, he moved to the Swindon Wildcats. His commitment was as strong as his talent, and with great facilities and coaching, Jack flourished.

Jack represented the South West of England and also went on to play for England. He trained and played as much as possible visiting many counties and countries along the way. Jack’s skills as a player and a leader were rewarded with the great honour of becoming captain of his country at junior level. Jack decided to become a professional ice hockey player and left school after his GCSEs in the summer of 2010. He was due to start his apprenticeship with the Swindon Wildcats senior team after the summer holidays.

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INDIVIDUAL GRANTS

We will offer any sportsperson (aged 6-19 years old) the opportunity to apply for a Jack O’Donnell Foundation grant that will help them realise their potential in any given sport.
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STREET 2 SPORT

We will fund sports activities and provide equipment to engage children in playing sport. Working with schools and sports organisations, we’ll help fund fun days where children can participate and enjoy a whole range of sports. READ MORE & APPLY.

MEDICAL AWARDS

We will partner with other charities to fund lifesaving/changing medical treatment for children who are in need of specific equipment or treatment. The Board of Trustees will discuss potential opportunities. READ MORE & APPLY.

OUR DEDICATED TEAM

We have a small but dedicated team working at the Jack O’Donnell Foundation. We are a true non profit organisation with no salaries or premises to fund. Use the contact us page to make contact with the team.
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Ali Hirst

Trustee
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David Hunt

Trustee

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