We’ve come a long way in eleven years, and so have our aspirations. We now operate as a social enterprise.
All the profits generated by Athletes’ Angels (after our therapists get paid) are used to benefit others through three programmes:
Where Our Profits Go
Athletes' Angels Scholarship:
We work with Venture Trust to train up massage therapists who, due to past social circumstances, have not previously had the chance to study. The scholarship includes:
a place on the Scottish School of Massage Swedish Massage course, payment of course fees, the course manual, massage table for the duration of the course, paid weekend work during the course and afterwards. We then provide paid work during the end of their training and after qualification. To apply for next year's scholarship, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Temi Children’s Medical Fund:
Temi is a beautiful permacultured social organisation in Northern Georgia. Here, despite suffering severe social difficulties before arriving at Temi, many children have found a home, protection and love. We have provided therapy assistance and are fundraising for a children's medical fund.
In January 2012 we started on our biggest project yet. We are researching and initiating a tool for physiotherapists to take into developing countries to train local health workers in basic rehabilitation skills. We have seen excellent physios working in developing countries showing what can be done with just a pair of hands but normally this is a short term placement for up to a few years at best. The lack of resources in communities is then highlighted when the physio leaves. We would like to see rehabilitation as sustainable and available to all, empowering communities with knowledge and skills to take control of their own healthcare. On a voluntary basis and not for profit, we are focusing on putting modules together to teach basic physio skills, which can remain within communities for the long term. In time, these skills will be added to, resulting in a deeper understanding and treatment in rehabilitation.
If you have an interest in our social enterprise work, email Fiona on email@example.com