Award: Overcoming Adversity Award
Winner: Sam Alderson  Location: Kent

For Sam even making a cup of tea is difficult. His determination to face life head on, with a smile, makes him inspirational for the cricket team he played with and now coaches. Sam now believes in himself, never gives up, is determined to help other young people, showing them that if he can do it, they can. Cricket is a tool to change lives for the better – Sam is the embodiment of that.

About the Charity
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. We work to ensure that disadvantaged and disabled young people improve their prospects through access to free sport. We build links between communities and enable young people to fulfil their potential.

For more inspiring stories from the Sport Gives Back family, please click the name of another one of this year’s charities.

Active Communities Network – Dame Kelly Holmes Trust – Greenhouse SportsSamson CentreSaracens Sports FoundationSported
Sport Works – Yorke Dance ProjectYouth Sport Trust.