£985raised of £2,500 target by 30 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 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

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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 www.nfauk.org 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.

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  • Emma Hibbert25 days ago
    Emma Hibbert

    Emma Hibbert

    25 days 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 Hibbert1 month ago
    Emma Hibbert

    Emma Hibbert

    1 month 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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  • Emma Hibbert1 month ago
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    Emma Hibbert

    1 month ago

    Proud moment in life when this was recieved

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1 month ago

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Page last updated on: 3/14/2018 3:23 PM



  • Keith Lawrenson

    Keith Lawrenson

    Mar 14, 2018



  • Anonymous


    Mar 9, 2018

    So excited for you 😀

  • Pauline  Turner

    Pauline Turner

    Feb 26, 2018

    Such an amazing achievement Emma. Keep smiling x

  • Sharon Collantine

    Sharon Collantine

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck Emma xx


  • Alan and Diane Walker x x x

    Alan and Diane Walker x x x

    Feb 22, 2018

    Well done Emma fantastic achievement x x x


  • Childhood Tumour Trust

    Childhood Tumour Trust

    Feb 19, 2018

    Childhood Tumour Trust are delighted to award Emma the Stephanie Millward MBE Neurofibromatosis type 1 sporting grant to help her reach her goal of getting to Dubai for the Special Olympics. Well done


  • Colin Robb

    Colin Robb

    Feb 19, 2018


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Emma Hibbert

Emma Hibbert

Glossop, United Kingdom

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