Bucks’ Sports Aid 2019
Visiting Dorney Lake is always a cause for celebration especially when it is in support of the next generation of professional British athletes. Friday 11th October 2019 saw two athletes receiving £1000 grants each to support their sports ambitions. The first was Amersham’s Mari Akhurst (25), a skilled para-dressage rider who is the first-ever recipient to receive two SportsAid grants from the Lunch Club. The second was Daisy Kennedy (17) a talented golfer from Hazlemere. Both £1,000 grants were presented to the young athletes by the current England cricket batting coach, Graham Thorpe MBE.
Graham Thorpe MBE, who was part of the One Day squad that won the Cricket World Cup and appeared in 100 test matches said:
“Mari and Daisy’s stories are so inspiring. Being at the top of your game is hard, but with their positive attitudes and complete dedication, I’ve no doubt that they will go far and achieve their ambitions.” The team here at Jansons also believe Mari and Daisy will go far, we believe in the art of taking on a challenge and perfecting your craft to the point where nothing or no one can stop you. This is why Jansons Property sponsors two athletes of our own, Joseph and Isle, a para-dressage rider and rower. Both were sponsored via Sports Aid and continue to compete in a top-tier competitions with our support. Special thanks to the Sports Aid for their incredible work with these young people, may they continue to support the leaders and role models of tomorrow!
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