Right To Play is delighted to have been the Official Charity Partner of the Müller Anniversary Games, which took place on Sunday 9th July at the London Stadium.
Alongside the Athletics, the action-packed day included Right To Play activities and games for the athletics fans. Prior to the competition starting with breathtaking performances from Mo Farah and Right To Play Global Athlete Ambassador, Allyson Felix, attendees visited the Right To Play fan zone in the Fan Village. Both children and adults enjoyed playing traditional games including hop scotch, hula hoops, space hoppers and egg-and-spoon races. Summer holiday family seaside favourite 'face-in-the-hole' photo boards also proved very popular.
Athletics fans also had the opportunity to hear from Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and athletics ace, James Ellington, who visited the Right To Play fan zone to meet fans and later took part in a media roundtable interview.
James was also on track during the event warm up to speak to Katherine Merry and Iwan Thomas about his recovery and passion for Right To Play which he has supported for a number of years. The 100m and 200m sprinter is a role model and source of inspiration as he makes a heroic comeback from his road accident at the beginning of the year. Whilst trackside, James also introduced a Right To Play video called the Power of Play which illustrates how Right To Play educates and empowers children in some of the most deprived communities in the world.
James Ellington: "Right To Play is a charity close to my heart as they use sport and play to educate vulnerable children around the world. Sport has shaped my whole life. I feel very passionately about the power of sport and play. It goes beyond being physically fit, skilful and making a career as a professional athlete though. Right To Play are helping children reach their full potential by making education fun and engaging, and by teaching them key skills through interactive games."
To view images from the event, please click here.