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£3,040raised of £5,000 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,040 to Send Katie Toft to the World Cups

    Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018

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    Dear Reader

    My name is Katie Toft and I am 25 years old. I was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP) which affects all four of my limbs, coordination, balance, speech and also fatigue, though my intellect is intact, in fact I am doing a Masters in Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

    I was bullied at school because of my disability - other children used to push me over or trip me up. One day I was even attacked with a knife on my way home from school.

    I took up competitive cycling six years ago (although I had been told that I would never ride at competitive level). In February I was selected to compete on the British Team for the World Para-Cycling Championships and I won GOLD! So I am World Champion in my (C1) category. I have also won 4 National British Titles and 6 British Records.

    Currently, I am coached by Barney Storey and I am on the Derbyshire Institute of Sport Programme; this enables support with Gym training over in Derby (a 3 hour round trip).

    My goal is to compete in the 2020 Paralympics but to do this I have to gain points through the World Cup competitions. Up to now I have funded myself but my money has run out. Currently, I receive no funding from UK Sport or Sports Aid (and I will not be doing this season, as far as I am aware nor did I have any financial gain from becoming World Champion) therefore I work at a before and after school club but can only work part time because of my CP. The money raised will go towards Travel, Accommodation and Training costs for the World Cup.

    I have been told to apply for a place at the World Cup, but cannot take it up unless I can get the funds together. If I don't do the World Cup, I will not be able to get the points for other events including the Paralympics.

    With your help, I can keep my dream alive.

    Thank you

    Katie x

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    • Katie Toft8 days ago
      Katie Toft

      Katie Toft

      8 days ago

      Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me since starting my JustGiving page. With your support I have managed to achieve results I never imagined. Thank you!

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    • Katie Toft1 month ago
      Katie Toft

      Katie Toft

      1 month ago

      A massive thank you to everyone who has donated. The fab news is (if you’ve not heard already is) I am going to the World Championships in Italy 🇮🇹!! Katie xx

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    • Katie Toft3 months ago
      Katie Toft

      Katie Toft

      3 months ago

      Update on how my racing is going in the photo below 👇🏼👇🏼. Please share with your friends and family to help me to carry on racing at this level. Many thanks Katie

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    Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 8:28 AM

    Supporters

    86

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 9, 2018

      One last donation to say congrats on all you’ve achieved so far. So proud of you! Philippa, Neil and Tom xx

      £20.00

    • Jonathan Wainwright

      Jonathan Wainwright

      Aug 8, 2018

      £20.00

    • Ian and Karen Simpson

      Ian and Karen Simpson

      Aug 5, 2018

      Well done on yr recent gold medalFantastic achievement!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2018

      Good luck in reaching your goal

    • Jean Vernon

      Jean Vernon

      Jul 21, 2018

      You are such an inspiration to other young women, good luck for the future.

      £20.00

    • Andy Butler

      Andy Butler

      Jul 17, 2018

      Go Gold Katie

      £50.00

    • Nikalas Cook

      Nikalas Cook

      Jul 17, 2018

      From Chinley Churners Cycling Club, hopefully it'll lead to some more stripey jerseys

      £500.00

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