Cash boost for Paralympic skier Anna Turney

By Kevin Unitt Friday 04 January 2013 Updated: 09/01 08:27

Latest News

Anna Turney. 52.010.001.leam.jg8

A PARALYMPIAN'S push for medals at next year's Winter Games has been boosted by a £10,000 donation.

Alpine racing skier Anna Turney, from Warwick, has to self fund her training and travel across Europe to compete in events in the lead up to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

But her efforts have now been boosted by the major sponsorship pledge from Sarah McLean, franchisee of McDonald's restaurant in Walsgrave, Coventry.

While Anna has already won two gold and two silver medals in six races the winter, the cash will help her compete in further events in Switzerland, through which she hopes to meet the selection criteria for entry into the Paralympics GB Team.

Anna said: “I can’t thank Sarah enough for her support and generosity - without sponsors like Sarah, I wouldn’t be able to continue achieving the success I’ve worked so hard to get.

“I’m proud to be representing Coventry and Warwickshire and it’s such a great feeling to bring success back to the region.”

Sarah McLean added: “We are all so proud of Anna’s success so far and know how hard she’s already training towards the next Paralympic Games in Russia in 2014.

“I feel privileged to be able to help her on her way to achieving more medals in the future.”

Inspirational Anna was left paralysed after breaking her back in a snowboarding accident in Japan in 2006 but the ultra competitive Chase Meadow resident battled back to world class level and joining the British Disabled Ski Team.

She has to find about £20,000 a season in order to train, travel and compete and as well as being sponsored by local companies has worked in motivational speaking and for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

Visit www.annaturney.com to find out more.

Popular »

More news »

Leamington pupils top of the class

PUPILS at a primary school in Leamington are

Jail for soldier who burgled while AWOL

A SOLDIER who broke into a Leamington couple’s

Concern for missing Warwick man

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare

Calendar to boost homeless charities

A CALENDAR featuring homeless people across Warwickshire is

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Life-saving equipment now outside district council offices

HELP is at hand for heart attack victims after life-saving ...

Rugby Observer
Court hears of shocking neglect of children

THE ONLY neat and tidy place at the home of ...

Coventry Observer
Bumble bee is no match for conker champ John

IT WAS a cracking weekend for John Doyle in more ...

Redditch Standard
Overload Generation to perform in Redditch

X FACTOR finalists Overload Generation are set to bring in ...