65%
£653raised of £1,000 target by 29 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help with the cost of flights and accomodation to enable me to compete at the 2017 World Masters Indoor Athletic Championship in Daegu

Location
Hemsby, United Kingdom
Category
Sports
Time left
14 days to go

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Hi my name is Kevin Burgess.
I am a Masters Athlete approaching my 60th birthday (Feb 2017).
Over the last 20 years I have won 38 medals at World, European and British Masters championships. I also held an age group 60 metre European and British record. The latter stood for 14 years only being bettered earlier this year.

The last few years have been tough as I have had to overcome a series of physical problems which meant that for a period of about 9 years I was unable to train or compete to my maximum ability.

This year at the European Indoor Championship in Ancona , Italy I was 5th in the final of the M55 60 metres despite being the oldest in the race.
I recorded a time of 7.76 seconds which was my fastest time for 7 years.

If I am able to replicate that time next year when I am 60 it will equal a long standing British record. It will also give a real opportunity to win a medal at the next World Indoor Championship in Daegu. Masters athletes receive ABSOLUTELY NO funding. We have to pay entry fees, travel and accommodation from our own funds.

This is the first time I have had to ask for financial help this way and any donation however small will help me to make the trip and try to win the one medal that has so far eluded me and that is a World Individual Gold Medal.

If for any reason I am unable to travel to Korea I will seek to refund your donation or use it to go to the European Summer championship in Denmark.

Kind regards

Kevin Burgess


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  • Kevin Burgess

    Kevin Burgess

    3 days ago

    Kevin Burgess

    Following some incredible generosity in the last 2 days I am now at 65% of my target. Thank you so much.

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  • Kevin Burgess

    Kevin Burgess

    2 months ago

    Kevin Burgess

    Hi Guys thanks to all of you who donated or shared my page. I am a 32% towards my goal so still got a bit to go. I really appreciate your support.

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2 months ago

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  • Henry Hopkins

    Henry Hopkins

    Dec 3, 2016

    Good luck Kevin - I enjoyed my one and only international event at the Worlds at Lyon last year, so go for it!

    £30.00

  • Heather Martingell

    Heather Martingell

    Dec 3, 2016

    Wish you all the best. See you in Denmark 😀

    £50.00

  • Paul Guest

    Paul Guest

    Dec 3, 2016

    Hop you make it Kevin - stay fit and healthy!

    £20.00

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Kevin Burgess

Kevin Burgess

Hemsby, United Kingdom

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