By Kevin Unitt Tuesday 04 September 2012 Updated: 06/09 10:04
RANDOM sports brought Warwickians together to raise cash in support of a Paralympic skiing star's dreams of glory.
Government funding cuts mean Anna Turney's hopes of competing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, remain in doubt.
But in aid of her efforts, the 'Wheelie Good Rose Games' was held on August 27 at the Rose & Crown pub in Market Place, featuring a barbecue and live music plus a sports day with games for all ages and abilities.
Six teams took part, which ages ranging from ten to 72.
The wheelchair Relay Slalom was won by 'Liz's Wheels' - Paralympic medalist Liz Stone's team – while the Static Jump ad Wrong Handed Throw events were won by 'Warwick Rockers'.
A Handbike Hill challenge was won by 'Lukie's Ladies' – who also scooped overall team of the day – while the Visually Impaired Obstacle Course was won by the pub's own 'War of the Roses' team.
Best All Rounders were Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club and Best Sports team was 'Dee's Delights'.
Anna told the paper: “Much fun was had by all and we hope to repeat the Wheelie Good Games next year and find some new Warwick Champions and slash the Warwick records made.
“We raised a phenomenal £545 towards my ski training costs which is fantastic. It will pay off half of my August training camp to Austria with the British Disabled Ski Team.
“I'm skiing better than ever and coach said if I continue like this I stand a good chance of a medal in Sochi 2014.”
To find out more about Anna, and ways to support her financially, visit www.annaturney.com.
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