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£1,390raised of £2,000 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,390 to help Adam get to The 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi and fulfill his dream of representing Team GB on a world stage

    Funded on Tuesday, 21st August 2018

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    Story

    Hi! I’m Adam and I have been selected to represent team GB in the 2019 Special Olympic games in Abu Dhabi in March. To be representing my country in track and field is a dream come true and something I have been working towards for over 10 years. (That’s a lot of training sessions, a lot of pain and a lot of ice baths!)

    About Adam:

    Adam was born with a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. The condition is characterized by mild to moderate learning disability, and heart and blood vessel problems. Adam has a narrowing of the aortic valve in his heart which made everyday life challenging growing up. When Adam was younger, he was told by doctors he would not be likely to live an active life because of the severity of his heart condition, yet here we are! At age 14, he was encouraged by his teachers at The Ashley School in Lowestoft, Suffolk, to pursue athletics and it wasn't long before he was competing across the country, as well as overseas for team England and team GB, as well as representing The Eastern Region regularly.

    Athletics is now a major part of Adams life and he trains extensively everyday for his sport. Adam has overcome multiple challenges to get to this point, and he will soon be flying 8 hours (and flying on a plane for the very first time!) with the Union Jack worn proudly on his chest.

    About the Special Olympics world summer games:

    Similar to the Olympics, this is the pinnacle for athletes with an intellectual (learning) disability to compete and achieve on the world stage. Unlike the Olympics however, any qualifying athletes are required to fund the trip through their own means. Adam will be competing in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. He has competed in numerous Special Olympics and able bodied competitions across the east region and midlands over the past few years. His qualification for SOGB selection was achieved through medal winning performances while representing the Eastern Region at the 2017 SOGB National Summer Games in Sheffield. At the Games he won gold in the 100m and bronze in both the 200m and long jump. He was also a member of the x 100m relay team which won bronze.

    Why we need donations

    Firstly, any amount given will help me reach my goal, and any support will be greatly appreciated! A little really can go a long way. Donations will go towards kit, accomodation, and travel expenses including physically getting to Adu Dhabi and squad training days held across the UK in the lead up to the games.

    Other ways you can help:

    SHARE MY JUSTGIVING PAGE!

    Are you a business or company who can sponsor Adam, help provide kit or nutritional supplies? Get in touch! Adam_teamgb@outlook.com or contact Adam's coach (and Dad!) Chris, on 07823477841

    Want to help Adam raise money by doing a sponsored activity for his fund? Perhaps a sponsored silence? (There are many a chatterbox out there) A cake sale, or a physical challenge. You know the drill, anything which can help! We’d love to hear from you and warmly welcome any suggestions.

    In the meantime, I will be posting regular updates on my JustGiving page. I will be taking some videos of me in action at upcoming events, and will be sharing lots on here for anyone supporting my journey to see. Please show your support in any way you can.

    Thank you! We're going for gold!

    Updates

    3

    • Adam Szucs6 months ago
      Adam Szucs

      Adam Szucs

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      MORE GOLDS AND MORE THANKS

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    • Adam Szucs7 months ago
      Adam Szucs

      Adam Szucs

      7 months ago

      On Saturday I raced at Leicester (open meeting) where I got a seasons best in the 100m for 12.85 It was a good day! It was very hot but I need to get used to that because it is very hot in Abu Dhabi! Thanks for the recent donations as well! Only £10 away from the half way point now, can we get there before the end of the month?!

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    • Adam Szucs7 months ago
      Adam Szucs

      Adam Szucs

      7 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! I am already at 40% towards my end goal, which is amazing considering I only shared my page just over a week ago! Here is a short video of me training this week. It has been very hot but I have still been out everyday working hard. Thank you again for all of the generous donations! Adam :)

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    8 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/1/2018 7:59 AM

    Supporters

    45

    • BookingGo

      BookingGo

      Aug 1, 2018

      Jasmin McGlacken. Dan Brogan. Steve Summat.

      £40.00

    • Peechaya Mackenzie - BookingGo

      Peechaya Mackenzie - BookingGo

      Jul 20, 2018

      Good luck Adam! X

      £10.00

    • Caresse Cova Bookinggo

      Caresse Cova Bookinggo

      Jul 10, 2018

      Good Luck Adam.

      £20.00

    • Wayne Boyd

      Wayne Boyd

      Jul 8, 2018

      Good luck... I really hope you achieve your target

      £10.00

    • Sofoklis Gialamouidis

      Sofoklis Gialamouidis

      Jul 8, 2018

      BookingGo Sofoklis Gialamouidis

      £10.00

    • Andy Tierney

      Andy Tierney

      Jul 8, 2018

      Good luck Adam!

      £30.00

    • Leandro Fullone

      Leandro Fullone

      Jul 7, 2018

      £20.00

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