The Anders Foundation was formed as a legacy to Anders Nielsen who sadly lost his life in 2010 after a year-long fight with cancer.

To celebrate Anders' determination to succeed and admirable work ethic, highlighted by the international success he achieved in his Badminton career, we aim to support young people of all abilities, both disabled and able bodied, to achieve their sporting goals.

The Anders Foundation will award monies throughout the UK to able bodied and disabled individuals and clubs / institutions on a case by case basis assessed by the trustees and in conjunction with selected experts from within the designated sport or activity. Badminton will feature prominently given Anders’ background but all worthwhile causes, such as Riding For The Disabled for example, will be considered.

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The Anders Nielsen Challenge

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The Anders Foundation partnered by Yonex UK and Badminton England is delighted to support the Anders Nielsen Challenge designed to bring together England's most talented youngsters to compete against a team of former players and receive valuable feedback. More information can be found on facebook at This is a unique match featuring some of England's greatest former players and top domestic champions who, between them, have so much experience and advice to offer the kids. The former players all give up their time willingly to help the future of English badminton but obviously events like this incur significant costs so any donations to The Anders Foundation would be most welcome and can contribute to more Challenges in the future. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Jurgen and Nick

Lorraine Brydie

Lorraine Byrdie


Morning started early at around 5.30am. This was it! The day had finally come. All those winter months spent pounding round Richmond Park, Cheam/ Epsom and further afield, with my running buddies and I am now an expert on the science behind nutrition, experimenting with protein, carbohydrates, gels, electrolyte drinks, etc., what to have and in what quantity as well as the no, nos, all to get the best possible performance out of me on the day. I was about to put it all to the test!

Nervously gathering at Greenwich for the start and seeing all the charity runners get ready, suddenly I realised, this is the reason why I am doing this. We are all here to run for our own special cause and raise as much funds as possible. From this point on I was able to relax and was now ready to soak up the amazing atmosphere that everyone talks about. The crowds were out in their thousands, cheering us all on. The bands were playing. It was electrifying! I ran alongside a Rhino, Upsy Daisy, a man with a washing machine on his back, two paddling Indians in a Kayak, four firemen in a boat and latterly Jesus carrying a cross running barefoot! All amazing people running for a charity that is personal to them.

Thank you to Anders Foundation for giving me this opportunity to be able to take part in such a wonderful event and also a huge thank you to all my sponsors for their support, whom have given so generously. I will never forget this experience.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Anyone wishing to contact the English Badminton Players Association for Disabled please see their website at:

In association with


EBAD (England Badminton Players Association for Disabled) was established to increase the awareness of Parabadminton to the general public and to get more disabled people into badminton at any standard or level.


Sparks is a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.

Badminton England

The Anders Foundation works in conjunction with Badminton England to help fund Parabadminton.