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raised of £2,500 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,650 to enable Hannah to represent GB in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi

    Dorking, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 27th March 2019

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    Hello, my name is Hannah and I am an Olympic athlete. I train and compete with the Special Olympics Surrey Athletics & Boccia teams.
    Special Olympics is the 3rd Olympic movement and supports athletes aged from 8 to 80 with intellectual disabilities. It celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Special Olympics GB supports 27000 coaching sessions across 28 different sports every year. Every 4 years there is a chance to compete against other athletes from across all regions of the UK in the National Games. Last year the National Games were held in Sheffield and I was one of the 2600 athletes who competed over 4 days in 21 different sports. As my cover photo shows I did rather well, winning a Gold medal for Softball Throw, a Bronze medal for the 50m sprint and a 4th place ribbon for Javelin. The pinnacle of the Special Olympics is the World Games were athletes from across the globe compete against each other.
    The next World Games takes place in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Following my success in Sheffield, I have been lucky enough to be offered the chance to represent Great Britain in the World Games next year. To put this in context I am one of 7 athletes from across the UK who have been chosen to be part of the GB athletics team.
    To fund my trip to Abu Dhabi I need to raise £2500. To do this I will be taking part in The Surrey Hills Cyclone Cycling Sportive on the 26th of May. This is a 30 mile cycle around the Surrey Hills which includes almost 2000ft of climbing which I will be doing on my own bike and not the tandem.
    If this was not enough of a challenge I will also be part of a crew on a dragon boat competing in a regatta on the River Thames in Kingston in July.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I can assure you that I will be training extremely hard in the next 12 months with the aim of hopefully bringing back a medal.



    • Jonathan Kemp4 years ago
      Jonathan Kemp

      Jonathan Kemp

      4 years ago

      A huge thank to everyone who has enabled Hannah to be part of the GB Special Olympics athletics team pictured below. This is them plus their coaches Karen & Niamh just before they flew from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi. Without your help Hannah would have missed out on this amazing opportunity to represent her country. She is so lucky to have so many wonderful friends to help her live her dream.

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    • Jonathan Kemp4 years ago
      Jonathan Kemp

      Jonathan Kemp

      4 years ago

      It has been nearly 2 months, since Hannah, Bronwyn and myself completed the Devil's Punch Sportive and Hannah has not stopped smiling since.Thankfully the weather was dry and not too chilly. It may have taken nearly 8 hours but Hannah was a superstar and just kept pedalling on over hill and dale to complete this 54 mile challenge. A huge thank you to all of you who have funded her dream. She is more determined than ever to repay your kindness by bringing home a medal from Abu Dhabi and will be training as hard as possible to make it happen.

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    • Jonathan Kemp4 years ago
      Jonathan Kemp

      Jonathan Kemp

      4 years ago

      Tomorrow Hannah, Bronwyn, and I will be doing the Devil's Punch Sportive. This 54 mile ride is Hannah's longest solo bike ride to date & also Bronwyn's first. We have done many miles in training making the most of the great weather this summer. But last weekend in freezing weather we cycled 35 miles. The bitter cold meant an unplanned stop at a local café with a lovely fire as the photo below shows. A huge thank you to everyone who has already helped fund Hannah's dream and thanks to your generosity we are close to reaching our target.

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    • Peter Evelyn

      Peter Evelyn

      Mar 14, 2019

      Good luck. I bet Jonathan is loving Dubai!


    • Martin Southworth-turner

      Martin Southworth-turner

      Mar 8, 2019

      Good luck Hannah. 🥇


    • Anonymous


      Mar 6, 2019

      Go for it Hannah


    • Angela Ayios

      Angela Ayios

      Feb 20, 2019

      Good luck Hannah!


    • Sandra Tidbury

      Sandra Tidbury

      Nov 8, 2018

      Hannah's Special Olympics dream began in Year 11 at Gosden and she is proof that with grit, determination, hard work and perseverance you can achieve your dream! Very proud!!!!!


    • David Prosser

      David Prosser

      Nov 6, 2018

      Best wishes




      Nov 3, 2018

      Have a great ride and good luck


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