GB Sprinter becomes MHF Ambassador

Posted on November 1st, 2010

The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) is delighted to announce that British sprinter and top athlete Jodie Williams has become the charity’s first MHF Ambassador.

The charity’s co-founder and CEO Michael McGrath said, “We are thrilled to have Jodie on board and as part of this newly created role, we hope to raise further awareness of our work and impact through the charity’s growing Muscle Dreams programme. In reinforcing the powerful link between movement, muscles and sport, Jodie is not only a tremendous role model but also a fantastic young ambassador for our cause. We look forward very much to working with Jodie in the coming years. I know that our Muscle Dream beneficiaries and our increasing supporter base across the UK will be following her progress on the track and we wish her continued success in the future – she is now a fully-fledged Muscle Warrior!”

Jodie lives in Hertfordshire where MHF is headquartered. The Wells Sports Foundation, a sporting charity set up by successful entrepreneur, Barrie Wells, to help support sports at grassroots level, granted The Muscle Help Foundation a visit from Jodie at the charity’s first Haileybury 10K Run and family fun day event in June 2010. Jodie is the first girl to become World Youth Champion in both the 100 and 200 metre sprint and she also is an Ambassador for the Wells Sports Foundation, which aims to promote sport at grassroots levels.


The Haileybury event in 2010 saw Jodie give some top-tips with her starting-blocks to several children and young people. She is participated with her father Richard and 43 other pairs in a successful three-legged Guinness World Record in partnership with the 2010 National Family Week initiative. Pictured below is Jodie Williams with Michael McGrath at Haileybury.


Barrie Wells who set up the Wells Sports Foundation added; “It is great that charity’s like The Muscle Help Foundation are conducting events to attract more young people to sport and for such a good cause too. I am also really pleased to see that top private schools like Haileybury are opening up their facilities to the community free of charge to support such a worthwhile charity fundraising event”.


Gifting for example vital resources ie. time, people, contacts, hotels, experiential or memorabilia items for our charity’s key auction events etc so we can concentrate on delivering more Muscle Dreams

Become a Trustee, join our Management Team, become an MHF Friend or simply help us grow our network of MHF Ambassadors

Nominate us as your Charity of the Year (COY)

Raise funds by creating a Muscle Warrior team challenge event and by default, your company commits to helping us deliver one or more Muscle Dreams

Recruit a Muscle Warrior team to take part in our annual GRIM-day outdoor 8 mile off-road fun adventure run

Implement a Muscle Warrior CSR programme that drives employee engagement and rewards performance

For further information, email or phone the charity on +44 (0) 1763 274658

jodie-williams-03About Jodie Williams
Pictured below at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships

A junior British sprinter, who specialises in the 100 metres and the 200 metres, Jodie is the reigning World Youth Champion over both distances and a World Junior Champion in the 100 metres. She had a five-year long unbeaten streak of 151 races in the sprints, beginning with the start of her athletics career in 2005 and lasting until July 2010, when she was runner-up to Stormy Kendrick in the 200 metres at the World Junior Championships. Jodie is the British youth record holder over the 60 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres and the British junior record holder over the 100 metres and 200 metres. At the age of sixteen, she was the top-ranked British woman over 200 metres in 2010. (Source. Wikipedia)

About The Wells Sports Foundation

The Wells Sports Foundation has been set up by Barrie Wells to encourage greater participation of young people in sports. The Foundation can offer support in two ways. Sports clubs can apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000, and schools and various community organisations can apply for a visit from one of the 14 world class athletes Barrie Wells is privately funding to aid their 2012 Olympic potential, who will visit worthwhile grassroots sports events to promote the many benefits of physical activity and to help young people to realise their sporting potential.


Lydia Drukarz, Director
Wavelength Public Relations
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