Tessa Sanderson is delighted to be associated with the following charities



The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy will create a unique youth sport programme in the London and Outer London area for disabled and non disabled youngsters to enjoy all sports with the opportunity to participate at a higher level.To act as a resource for young people providing advice as a means of helping to utilise the skills they learn at TSFA.





We are the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for  those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

Over 11,000 members provide a strong, supportive community and the largest voice of adopters in the UK.


Our values

  • Supportive – we are a community, always here for each other
  • Determined – to make a difference
  • Hopeful – we believe all children can enjoy positive futures
  • Understanding – we use our knowledge and empathy
  • Open – we are transparent and accessible


Tessa is delighted to be the patron to Adoption UK



Commonweath Gold Medalist
- 1978, 1986, 1990 

Olympic Gold Medalist 
- 1984 

Competed in 6 Olympic Games
- 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996

Awarded CBE in recognition of her services to sport 2004

Awarded OBE in recognition of her charity work in 1997

Awarded MBE for winning Gold in 1984 Games in 1985

Two Fellowship Degrees - South Bank Uni and Wolverhampton Polytechnic

Honrary Masters Degree - Birmingham Univesity 

First Recipient of the Difference Award from St John Ambulance 2010




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