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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

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Derek Twigg MP supports local Special Olympics athletes’ dream

25 Mar 2015

Derek Twigg MP today showed his support for father and son golfing duo Rob and Bobbie Wright and encouraged Halton residents to back their fundraising campaign to support their participation at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games.

Derek visited True Fit Golf in Warrington to wish Rob and Bobbie Wright good luck, and see them in action while they prepare to compete at the World Summer Games.

Special Olympics presents a unique opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities every four years to represent their country at an international competition.  The Special Olympics World Summer Games is the largest disability sporting event anywhere in the world in 2015.  In the region of 7,000 athletes from 177 countries - along with 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators – will take part in the Games, which will run from July 25th until 2nd August 2015. 

Cheshire North and West Club need to raise funds to help cover the cost of each of their nominated athlete/coaches travel, kit and training costs.  The club has been busy raising funds and is appealing to local residents in Keighley to show their support with a donation to their team members via their Virgin Money Giving page:

To get behind Rob and Bobbie’s fundraising campaign and help send them to the World Summer Games, please offer a donation to:

Or text GBLA15 + £YourAmount TO 70070

Derek Twigg MP, Halton said: “Special Olympics GB offers a fantastic opportunity for our local athletes, both here in Halton and elsewhere, to show off their skills on the world stage. I am sure everyone will join me in getting behind our local golfers, Rob and Bobbie, in their training and fundraising efforts for this years’ Games.”


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