Athletes’ Angels has been providing therapists to events and expeditions and helping athletes achieve their ambitions since 2001 and we've worked all over the UK and abroad. Our very first events were in Scotland, supporting charity endurance races in the mountains of the Highlands. Since then we’ve grown to become the UK’s largest provider of event therapists in the outdoor endurance world.
There are now hundreds of skilled therapists working with us each year, in some of the most amazing and inspiring locations in the UK and abroad. We’re a multi skilled group of people including physiotherapists, massage therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths and podiatrists, all brought together through our love of the outdoors, a real passion for what we do and a desire to use our skills in new and different ways. If this sounds like fun, please come and join us!
We’ve come a long way since 2001 and so have our aspirations. A percentage of profits generated by Athletes’ Angels (after our therapists get paid!) are used to benefit others through three programmes:
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 provide therapist assistance and are fundraising for a children's medical fund.
Developing Physio - In 2012, we start on our biggest project yet. We are researching and initiating a tool for physiotherapists to take into developing countries in order to train local health workers in basic physio skills.
Caz started working with Athletes' Angels in 2007 in an administrative and logistics role and progressed to Operations Director over the course of 2 years. She has organised therapy teams for hundreds of events and expeditions including the London Marathon, the Edinburgh Marathon, the Caledonian Challenge, the Oxfam Trailtrekker and Trailwalker events and many long distance cycling events including Le Loop in France. She has excellent attention to detail and does everything she can to support charities and businesses looking for therapists for events. She is also a fully trained sports massage therapist. She is passionate about training and supporting therapists who wish to work in the event world and will do all she can to help. In December 2012, Caroline bought Athletes' Angels from Fiona Lindsay and continues to manage and look after the teams around the country. With over a decade of event knowledge and experience, we think she knows what she's talking about!
Jenny Buckley – UK Operations Manager:
Jenny began work with Athletes’ Angels as a newly qualified physiotherapist in 2010. Over the following years she worked at events across the UK, developing her experience before progressing to the role of Operations Manager in 2017. As well as working for Angels in an administrative role, Jenny works as a physiotherapist, sports massage therapist and Pilates instructor at a busy private clinic in Bristol. Her knowledge of events also comes from personal experience having played badminton to a national level and more recently competing in triathlon – Jenny became an Age Group athlete competing for Great Britain in 2017.
Fiona is the original Athletes’ Angel! She founded the company in 2001 whilst working as a Senior Physiotherapist. She is ex-TA Royal Army Medical Corps and has worked in various environments including the NHS, Tibetan refugee settlements, Indian clinics and on hundreds of endurance events and expeditions. Fiona believes that everyone can reach above and beyond their potential. Fiona has raised thousands of pounds and awareness for charities including; Paralympians, Children's Brain Tumour, Greyhounds, Paediatric Polio, Arctic orphanages and Temi childrens' medical fund, Georgia. She has done this through expeditions, e.g. the Everest Marathon, Polar expeditions and solo bike expeditions through Pakistan and Cambodia. She has travelled extensively and lived in Asia. Fiona has a passion to support those in need and, having now handed the Angels over to Caz, she is now working on 'Developing Physio', aiming to provide long lasting physio teaching tools to thirld world communities in need. Email Fiona if you'd like more info on Developing Physio - firstname.lastname@example.org