Advancing Young People through Sport

THE LILLYWHITE FOUNDATION IS A UK NON PROFIT COMPANY (REG NO. 10633481) REGISTERED WITH THE UK CHARITY COMMISSION WITH REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER 1176109. THE FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED TO HELP FUND PROJECTS THAT GIVE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, BOTH IN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY, GREATER OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORT AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY.

The Lillywhite Foundation aims to give young people, both in the UK and abroad, greater opportunities to participate in sports and social activity. It is our belief that team sports and social activity increase not only the social well being of young people, but aids positive social development, increases confidence and self esteem, and teaches valuable life skills.


The Lillywhite Foundation looks to focus on identifying and funding specific projects that the Foundation and its Board of Trustees believe merit support. Like any charity The Foundation relies on donations from both generous individuals, corporates, and funds raised through events. The Foundation also directly receives a profit share from the commercial activities of the founders, Lillywhite International, and the 7Rock UCITS Fund, while additional donation partnerships, such as that with Gravitas Finance LLC and Under The Posts have also been established.


The Lillywhite Foundation has an independent voluntary Board of Trustees, none of whom work for Lillywhite International, and who donate their time and experience to ensure that the Foundation is governed properly and that all funds received by the Foundation are appropriately used and go towards helping young people as intended. 


The Foundation is delighted and grateful to have the support of three former professional sportsman and an award winning broadcaster who all share the Foundations belief in the power of sport and the benefits it can provide.


  • Andrew Strauss, former England Cricket Captain who played in 100 Test matches and is the current Director of English Cricket.
  • Osvaldo ‘Ossie’ Ardiles, 1978 World Cup winner with Argentina and two FA Cups & a UEFA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur, and who is still active on the staff at Spurs. 
  • Ben Hutton, grandson of the legendary Sir Len Hutton, was a professional first class cricketer who captained Middlesex. 
  • Paul Coyte, award winning broadcaster, radio host, and the match day 'Host' at Tottenham Hotspur. Having hosted events at Twickenham for Rugby, & UK Athletics at the London Stadium, Paul is deeply connected to the world of sport.  

The founders and the Trustees of the Foundation together with these sporting patrons share the core values of sport being a global language that can bring people together and help develop life skills in young people. 


The Foundation is also delighted to have officially partnered with Charity Events Specialists "Under The Posts”. In partnership with UTP the Foundation will regularly hold or be part of fund raising events. The donations, and general support that The Foundation receives is welcomed from all sources, and gratefully received by the children and young people whose lives the help might change for the better.