The launch of Sam’s Sports Legacy was announced nearly 2 years ago at his memorial service on 23 May 2017. The aim of the Legacy is to raise funds to support sports programmes for the disadvantaged and disabled which would have captured Sam’s own imagination and enthusiasm. the programme is administered by Boost.  


In almost 2 years, more than £165,000 has been raised. The funds have been generated in two ways - firstly, by friends, former work colleagues and family of Sam participating in (mainly) endurance events and secondly, a considerable number of remarkably generous donations.


Sam’s Legacy has supported 15 projects in the two years it has been running. Below are a select few projects we are proud to be in partnership with.



Boost and Sam Sananes’ Sporting Legacy have awarded a grant to CP Sport to promote the relatively new sport of RaceRunning. The RaceRunner is a three-wheeled frame where the athlete is supported by a saddle and body plate.

Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust provide cricket in a country setting for children with disabilities or who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Boost funds the delivery of their kwik and table cricket to children with special needs.

Boost and Sam’s Legacy supports Pink Lizard which is a youth and Community development organisation based in a deprived area of Leicester. The current project is called sport v Social media and aims to get young people active and away from screens.

Boost funded a training camp for Matt Phillips to prepare for the Innsbruck World Climbing Championships 2018. He came away with a gold medal

The Sam Sananes Sporting Legacy helps to fund an individual from the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby squad.

Boost and Sam’s legacy help to fund Level Water who provide specialist one-to-one swimming lessons for children with disabilities.

Boost and the Sam Sananes Sporting Legacy help to fund a Sports Development Officer for Powerchiar football in the UK. The role hopes to increase awareness and participation in the sport.