Since Dame Kelly set up the charity in 2008, we have supported over 100 world-class athletes. Read what our athletes have to say about the DKH Legacy Trust.
Darren Cheesman, GB Hockey
Darren had high hopes of representing GB at London 2012. Injury meant this remained a dream, and in the time away from playing at the highest level, Darren has been using his unique skill-set as an athlete to help young people across our programmes.
Anna Hemmings, Olympian and 6x World Champion
Anna is one of Britain's most successful canoeists, however her journey was not without struggle. In 2003, right in the midst of her career, Anna developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was told she'd never race again yet she came back to become world champion in 2005. Since retiring, Anna has gone on to set up her own business.
Donna Kellogg, Olympian
Donna, a three-time Olympian, found the Trust as her career as a top-level badminton player came to an end. Donna was looking to broaden her skill set, and embark on new challenges post elite competition. Since retiring from competition, Donna has taken up coaching, and has used her sporting experience to help mentor and support young people on DKH Legacy Trust young people programmes.
Karen Atkinson, England Netball
Karen won over 100 caps for England throughout her career, with the highlight being bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2006. Karen contacted the Trust as she wanted to be as best prepared as possible for when her netball career came to an end.