Corsham Olympian seeks local business backing to take her to Tokyo 2020 Games
After winning two Golds in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Corsham-based Olympic swimmer Stephanie Millward MBE expected to gain sponsors and funding support to take her to the Tokyo Games in 2020.
But being the best isn’t good enough. Stephanie’s medal classification (S9) and age (38) means British Swimming no longer considers her a medal contender for Tokyo 2020 and has since cut her £1,000 pm National Lottery Award.
However, the gold medallist refuses to give up her successful sporting career and with training for the Olympic circuit a full-time job, Millward, like many other UK Olympians are stretched financially thin.
For the past 18 months, the MS sufferer has been working 8 hour shifts at her local petrol station in Box Wiltshire and giving swimming lessons and coaching sessions to make ends meet.
Now, a rigorous, full time training schedule ahead of Tokyo 2020 leaves little time for paid work and as preparation for the British Trials in April 2019 and the World Championships in July, Stephanie is seeking sponsorship deals from local businesses in the final push to become a Paralympic Champion again.
As supporters of the Corsham Chamber of Commerce, we would very much welcome your backing to help Stephanie succeed with her sporting excellence. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Nigel Laughton email@example.com
President of the Corsham Chamber of Commerce and MD of Corsham-based SMARTech energy, Stuart Pearce presents Stephanie with a cheque for £500.