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£1,377raised of £2,500 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,377 to Help pay for costs to represent Great Britain SOGB Ladies Basketball Team in the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 Abu Dhabi

    Glossop, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 5th June 2018

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    Thanks for taking the time to look at my Just Giving page. I am trying to raise money to cover the basic costs (£2500) of representing Great Britain at the Special Olympics world games to be held in Abu Dahbi in March 2019. I know there will be a lot of other costs associated with this and any additional money raised will be used to cover these costs if needed or donated directly to SOGB to help other athletes.

    I am 22 year old and suffer from Neurofibromatosis Type 1 which causes tumours to grow all over my body with severe learning disabilities and have the ability of an average 6-8 year old in most aspects of my life.

    I play basketball for Glossop Town Gladiators run through DOSportUK (Disability Opportunities in Sport UK) and we affiliate to Special Olympics Derbyshire. I also help the less able players while I'm there.

    I have been selected by SOGB to represent the Great Britain Ladies Basketball Team.

    Neurofibromatosis (NF1) is a genetic condition that has affected me since birth and has been a major factor in the last 5 generations of my family including my Mum and my Nanna (R.I.P). I have surgery every 6 month to remove some of the worst tumours but they will never go away. Please see for more information on NF.

    I trust you will all give generously and take this opportunity to thank everybody for any donations no matter how small.



    • Emma Hibbert6 months ago
      Emma Hibbert

      Emma Hibbert

      6 months ago

      Massive thanks to all who have contributed to this. So far we have raised over half of the money needed to attend Special Olympics 2019 in Dubai but due to an email being overlooked this page has reached its 120 day limit and cant be extended but we have a number of other things going on to help raise the remainder and we are on target to reach the total. Training is going great and now attending regular SOGB team/squad meetings with fantastic althletes and coaches. Will be keeping you all informed of progress through here and other means.

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    • Emma Hibbert10 months ago
      Emma Hibbert

      Emma Hibbert

      10 months ago

      Well its a good job I wasnt selected for the football team, had a minor operation yesterday (not NF related) I am in for a brain and spinal scan on Sunday and going to be off my feet for a few days at least and no training for a few weeks but ready for any team sessions... Think I will put my feet up and get Mum to make my tea tonight

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    • Emma Hibbert10 months ago
      Emma Hibbert

      Emma Hibbert

      10 months ago

      Thanks to everybody for their generous contributions every one is really appreciated. Tomorrow I am having a small operation (not NF related for once) but I am going to be off my feet for a few weeks. Thanks to an understanding lady at the hospital they managed to bring my op forward so it shouldn't affect my team training sessions. Wish me luck and thanks again. Another piccy of me and my friends at Glossop Town Gladiators

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    11 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/7/2018 9:20 AM



    • Cassy Burkill

      Cassy Burkill

      May 22, 2018

      What a fabulous achievement! Best wishes and good luck xxx


    • Harriet Jessup-Neary

      Harriet Jessup-Neary

      May 9, 2018


    • Benn Turton

      Benn Turton

      Apr 28, 2018

      Good luck mate

    • Capelli E Moda Hair Salon Maria Tallo Brady Staff and Customers

      Capelli E Moda Hair Salon Maria Tallo Brady Staff and Customers

      Apr 27, 2018

      Very proud of your selection Emma. Go Girl :-)


    • Staff & Customers Onestop Gamesley Glossop

      Staff & Customers Onestop Gamesley Glossop

      Apr 24, 2018


    • Sophie Mackreth

      Sophie Mackreth

      Apr 22, 2018

      Good luck Emma - They need you there!!

    • Caroline Crane

      Caroline Crane

      Apr 20, 2018


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