Monday, 24 September 2012
Deaf Olympics: The race for funds...
Funding for many deaf athletes was cut, after money they would have got was instead given to Paralympians. Ironically at a time when disabled sport is enjoying more coverage and success than ever before, it has left athletes like Beth and Colette with a serious financial headache.
The Cumbrian pair must now raise almost three and a half thousand pounds each if they want to compete in Bulgaria next year. With work and training to contend with, it doesn't leave much time for fundraising.
Whilst continuing their training schedules they must now also do all they can to raise the money needed by next Spring, or miss out on their Olympic dream.