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A country woven deep into the U.K.’s cultural DNA, and in the last two decades the war there has claimed the lives of more than 450 British soldiers.

Despite spending more than £30 billion in taxpayers’ money on the war — enough to fill the NHS spending gap — the country remains one of the most violent and dangerous in the world.

Thousands of veterans will suffer the effects of the conflict for their entire lives. The question that hangs over them is: Was the war worth it?. 

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‘Sports have the power to change the world.

It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does.

It speaks to youth in a language they understand.

Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair.

It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.

It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.

Sports is the game of lovers.’

- Nelson Mandela


The Hiatus Foundation exists to support young Afghan athletes affected by the conflict - where traditional help does not exist and has no interest in going.

As an elite network of former-military, medics, adventure athletes and humanitarians, we exist to ensure that this special form of psychosocial care exists to neutralise the threat from terrorism, in its many different toxic forms.

Our programmes are inspired by the central tenets of sport: innovation, challenge and perseverance.

Our projects

Action cameras for afghanistan (AC4A)

The AC4A project was realised to recycle early generations of action cameras (such as GoPro) for use by recognised sports teams to showcase their skills through social media

The everest project

TEP is an ambitious project to help the first Afghan mountaineer to conquer Everest.

The thinking behind this is to create a good news story for the country, and help all athletes to aim high in their sporting goals.


trauma medicine training (TMT)

The intent for the TMT project is to get crucial life-saving trauma medicine knowledge into the minds of young athletes should the worst happen to them.

The ability to improvise a tourniquet or deliver CPR could be enough to save a fellow athlete’s life.


For all enquiries, please email or use the form below to ensure it gets to the correct team member: