Dan's Trust was set up to help talented teens achieve their goals. In memory of Daniel Bagshaw.

Dan’s Story

Dan’s Trust was founded in 2012 after the death of Daniel Bagshaw, 27, from Clitheroe who died on the finish line of an ITU Olympic distance triathlon in Hong Kong, after suffering from a sudden and unexplained arrhythmia. Dan was a cycling enthusiast and an extremely talented and athletic young lawyer.

Dan was committed to ‘Making a Difference’ to young people in the Lancashire area and his legacy lives on in the work and commitment of the team at Dan’s Trust.

What does Dan’s Trust do?

Our key aim is to

Make a Difference

It’s at the heart of everything we do. Whether that’s supporting talented teens to achieve their goals, or funding vital research into the early diagnosis of cardiac risk in the young. Dan’s Trust is a very small charity with very large ambitions. We are hugely grateful for your support and any donations, no matter what size.

Funding for teens
with talent

We work with clubs, schools and local teams in the Lancashire area, to identify and fund talented teens. Offering funding of up to £1,000, ‘catch-free’, this vital support has already helped many local teens to achieve their potential and take their talent to the next level.

See some of the talented teens
we’ve already funded
Teen golfer receives funding from Dan's Trust. Clubs, schools and local teams funding in East Lancs.
Dan's Trust help fund scientific research in to SADS. Imperial College London.

Scientific research into SADS

Dan’s Trust promotes and funds research into the early diagnosis of cardiac risk in the young and the improvement of treatment methods for sudden cardiac arrest. Since the Trust was founded in 2012, we’ve donated a £50,000 grant to Imperial College in London for research into the condition and also developed a scheme to install defibrillators in schools.
Meet some of the teens already benefitting
from Dan’s Trust funding in your area.

Meet the Team