Support Plea From Paralympics Hopeful

Support Plea From Paralympics Hopeful

Times & Star | January 13, 2011

A COCKERMOUTH teenager is appealing to the community for sponsorship to help him train for the Paralympics in 2012.

IN THE SWIM: Swimmer Grant Taylor, 16, is a member of Cockermouth Swimming Club and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics in 2012Grant Taylor, 16, of Derwent Mills, has been swimming for two years and is being coached by Cockermouth Swimming Club’s Sean Balmer.

Grant, a year 11 pupil at Cockermouth School, who was diagnosed with a rare condition – distal spinal muscular atrophy – when he was 10 years old, said he needs the funding to help pay for his travel costs and training equipment.

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