A DEDICATED Rubery para-sporting champion is hoping for more donations and sponsorship to help her get to the World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain, later this year.
Leanna Horne, the current world’s number one Female F31 Club Throw athlete, has been selected to take part in the competition but desperately needs funding to get her there.
Last weekend she had a good result at Kingston-Upon-Thames, with a lifetime best in discus, and the competitions are coming thick and fast.
Her next contest is the BWAA Grand Prix in Aylesbury next Sunday, April 28, followed by York on May 12.
The 30-year-old, a former pupil at Arrowvale School, needs the entry fees, accommodation, food, capitation fee (the annual fee payable to the Local Organising Committee for each country she competes in) and travel costs, plus the accommodation, food and support of her ‘Field Assistant’, required to accompany her to every meet.
She is hoping to raise £17,000 in total by August.
Leanna said: “Training has been going well and the results have been coming, I’m just hoping I can get the funding in place by the time the games come around.”
Any local businesses or groups which can help Leanna can donate at www.gofundme.com/keep-paraathlete-leanna-competing or call her on 07870 834817.
Visit www.facebook.com/paraathleteleanna for more information.