Formation of the Foundation

The Sadie Bristow Foundation was formed by Clare & Stewart Bristow following the tragic death of their daughter, Sadie.

Sadie was a girl who had so much going for her and who inspired so many people in her short life. The Foundation has been set up to create a legacy for Sadie and ensure she continues to inspire people. We’ve had some amazing support over the last few months and are lucky enough to have partners helping us from all areas.

Support of the Family

The support of Sadie’s family has been instrumental in getting the Foundation to where it is today.

Sadie’s Parents

Clare & Stewart have led the formation of the Sadie Bristow Foundation. Losing a child is the worst experience any parent can endure. Their strength and courage have been inspirational. The continued passion and dedication they have shown in creating a legacy for Sadie means the Foundation has already achieved so much.

Sadie’s Sisters

Sadie has 2 sisters – Charlotte and April. All very different, the girls knew Sadie in their own special way. Charlotte, the oldest, was the calm, caring older sister. Her support, since Sadie’s death and through the Foundation’s inception, has been amazing. April loved the energy Sadie brought to her life – always there to entertain her. She’s already started picking up a tennis racket – could she follow in her sister’s footsteps?

Our Ambassadors

We’ve formed a group of young ambassadors, who all knew Sadie well, who will help support the Foundation’s activity both in terms of tennis coaching delivery, awareness and wider fundraising activities. We’ll be putting the ambassadors on LTA courses over the coming years to develop their skills. You can read more about our ambassadors here.

Our Trustees

The Foundation has the following trustees who meet regularly to ensure we are progressing in the right way.

  • Charlotte Kitson
  • Ken Matthews
  • Dan Proctor
  • Evie Ashley
  • Celia Moore
  • Clare Bristow