William Penny Brookes - Founder of the first Olympian Games, held in 1850 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England

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Help us to tell the story of Dr William Penny Brookes and the history behind the modern Olympics. Write to us and tell us how you’ve managed to help to ‘spread the word’ and we will publish your story on this website.


Play your part in creating the William Penny Brookes Foundation Legacy by running or taking part in an event in aid of the Foundation. Click here to download a sponsorship form – and remember to tell us what you did so we can include a mention for you on here.


Dr William Penny Brookes was a shining example of how one person can make a massive impact on community life through volunteering – and no doubt if he were here to do he would tell you how rewarding this can be. If you would like to get involved in any of our partners’ work or run your own fundraising event, please go to the Contact us page and send us your details.

For more information click here to download our Volunteer Pack (pdf format) or click here to download a Volunteer Poster (pptx format).

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