Special Olympics GB excels at 2019 World Games

Fuller’s charity partner Special Olympics Great Britain recently returned home from The Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi with 169 medals in tow. 

Special Olympics GB sent its biggest delegation of athletes yet, with 128 athletes from England, Scotland and Wales competing in the World Games 2019 held from 14 to 21 March. 

They joined more than 7,500 athletes with Intellectual Disabilities from over 190 countries, competing in 28 sports over five days, where the Special Olympics GB team earned 169 medals in total – 63 of which were gold. The team medalled in all 17 Olympic-styled sports in which it competed. 

Special Olympics GB Athlete Lily Mills playing tennis at the World Games in Abu Dhabi

Michelle Carney, CEO of Special Olympics Great Britain, said: 

"Words cannot describe the feelings I have for the 128 athletes that make up the Special Olympic Great Britain team.  They not only performed amazingly well, but they entered into the spirit of the games 110 per cent and been amazing ambassadors for Great Britain. 

“Hearing some of the heart-breaking stories that most of these athletes have experienced in their lives and then witnessing what they have achieved in Abu Dhabi and through our weekly Special Olympics GB sports programme, makes me so proud.  

“Special Olympics GB is a life-changing charity for people with Intellectual Disabilities and these World Games prove that beyond doubt.”

Special Olympics GB Athlete Hetty Bartlett in Athletics.
Special Olympics GB Athlete Hetty Bartlett runs in Athletics.

The Special Olympics GB Men’s Basketball Team with their medals.
The Special Olympics GB Men’s Basketball Team with their medals.

Supporting Special Olympics Great Britain

Fuller’s is proud to be helping to raise funds each year for Special Olympics Great Britain and congratulates the team on their wonderful achievements at the World Games. 

The partnership started in August 2018 and Fuller’s is aiming to raise around £150,000 each year for this great charity.  

Read more about Fuller's charity partnership with Special Olympics GB.  

To find out more about Special Olympics GB or to donate, click here