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Weʼre raising £700 to Enable Special Olympic Swimmer to Attend World Games in Abu Dhabi 2019

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BASINGSTOKE swimmer Ciarán Kelly has been selected to represent GB at next years Special Olympics World Games being held in Abu Dhabi.

Ciarán attended Dove House Academy and is a member of Basingstoke Bluefins and Reading Cygnets. He is one of seven swimmers selected to represent GB, where he will be swimming 1500m, 800m and 400m freestyle.

Ciarán was a member of the Southern Region team who attended the 2017 Special Olympic Summer Games in Sheffield. There he won gold in the 1500m freestyle, silver in the 200m freestyle, bonze in the 400m freestyle and 100m fly gaining PBs in all his races! In addition Ciarán is a past winner of the Junior Disabled Sportsperson Award at the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards.

To be able to take up his place at the Special Olympics World Games Ciarán is looking for sponsorship to help fund the costs £2,500, which includes kits, support and coaching staff, accommodation, race fees, food and travel to and from Abu Dhabi.

To help start him off Ciarán is taking part in the Basingstoke Lions Swimathon on 3rd March at the town centre pool, Basingstoke starting at 17:30.

If you are able to help Ciarán with any financial contribution it would be gratefully received to make his dreams come true and represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics World Games!

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  • sharon Ramthor

    sharon Ramthor

    Mar 8, 2018

    Good Luck Ciarán Go show the rest of the world on how it's done :-)


  • Angela Corrigan

    Angela Corrigan

    Mar 7, 2018

    Good Luck Ciaran. Well done in being selected and we hope you really enjoy yourself. Best Wishes Angie, Simon & Chloe


  • Richard Toombs

    Richard Toombs

    Mar 7, 2018

    Good luck Ciaran!


  • Timothy Seeley

    Timothy Seeley

    Mar 6, 2018

    Good Luck Ciaran; all our love Jo & Tim x


  • Hannah Seeley

    Hannah Seeley

    Mar 6, 2018

    Good luck Ciaran in the olympics next year! X


  • Paul O'Hara

    Paul O'Hara

    Mar 2, 2018

    Very best of luck Ciaran - Paul.


  • Robert  hart

    Robert hart

    Mar 2, 2018

    good luck Ciarán


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