Paralympic athlete pays visit to school for disabled children

JPCT 090913 Paralympian  Sophia Warner at Dame Vera Lynn school. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 090913 Paralympian Sophia Warner at Dame Vera Lynn school. Photo by Derek Martin
0
Have your say

The paralympic athlete who will be cutting the starting ribbon and taking part in the A2B charity walk on Saturday (September 14) visited the Dame Vera Lynn Trust School (DVLT) on Monday (September 9).

Sophia Warner spoke about her own experience of cerebral palsy and talked to some of the parents of children at the school.

Sophia came 4th in the Women’s 100m and 200m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She also won a bronze medal in the recent Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games held at the Olympic Stadium.

Supporting more than 80 families with babies and children, the DVLT offers all of its services completely free of charge; with no government funding all money has to be generated by the fundraising team.

Whilst at the school, Sophia was welcomed by the Chairman of the DVLT, Peter Sutton, who is also Managing Director of Billingshurst marketing company, PMW Communications, organisers of the A2B Walk.

He thanked Sophia for her involvement in this weekend’s charity marathon hike, and said: “Sophia’s visit was a fantastic success.

“Not only was she inspiring to listen to, but she has also spurred us all on to make sure Saturday is as successful as possible.”