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Mars Refuel Drink Fund

Posted on April 7, 2011

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000000_mars_jemma-lewisTorvill and Dean have beaten the 1966 England football team in a new poll conducted by Mars Refuel drink to find out the nation’s most inspirational sporting moments. 

The ice-skating duo’s perfect score at the 1984 Olympics topped the list 27 years after their incredible performance saw them win gold in Sarajevo. The 1966 World Cup winning England team came in second, while Dame Kelly Holmes winning two gold medals in Athens in 2004 came third. 

Mars Refuel drink set up the Mars Refuel Drink Fund to encourage people to try new sports and do their favourite sport for longer. The fund, which launched on April 2 and runs until September 30, 2011, has £5,000 to donate each month to the most deserving applicants.

Applications can be made online at and the fund supports anything from equipment and travel costs to improving training grounds and clubhouses. The fund is now open for applications. 

The site will be regularly updated with the names of the people and clubs awarded each month. The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in, the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 12 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation. 

Photograph: Ice-skater Jemma Lewis was awarded money from the Mars Refuel Drink Fund last year in May



Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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