Weʼre raising £15,000 to enable Jessica Jane Applegate MBE to continue her career as a Paralympic Swimmer.
- Norfolk, United Kingdom
- Time left
- 55 days to go
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Four-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Jane Applegate MBE may be forced to retire at the young age of 20, due to a cut in funding.
Despite winning 3 medals at Rio 2016 just 9 weeks after career-saving surgery and competing with a prolapsed disc in her back, Jessica's funding will drop from £21,000 to £11,000 as she was unable to reach a personal best this year. As well as this, Jessica has unfortunately lost the use of a £5000 grant.
This means Jessica is no longer able to cover the costs of necessities such as, travel, accommodation, race entry fees and racing suits.
Please help us in raising £15,000 to support such a determined Norfolk athlete to continue her career as an International Para Swimmer and achieve her dream of representing Great Britain at Tokyo 2020.
Thank you for your generosity.
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Jan 23, 2017
It's a travesty that you need to do this Jessica, you are a superb athlete and have so much more to give. Furthermore you are a kind, generous girl who is a great ambassador for swimming. Good luck xx
Jan 21, 2017
Congratulations on breaking record. We hope you will be able to continue with your swimming career and wish you much luck
Jan 7, 2017
Thanks for all the effort you put into training and your massive achievements. As a father of a competitive swimmer, I can only imagine what it's like to train and compete as a Paralympic champion.
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