Bircham Dyson Bell supports young local rower through SportsAid
This article was first published by the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Local solicitors firm Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) presented GB rower Zoe Adamson with a sponsorship cheque when she joined members of staff at their offices on Hills Road.
Zoe, who is 18 and from St Neots, is assisted with her training and competition costs by SportsAid, a charity which supports over 1,000 young unfunded athletes every year during the critical early stages of their careers.
BDB has been involved with SportsAid for some time, but this is their first sponsorship arrangement with a young athlete.
“We think that funding for young athletes is a very worthwhile cause. We were very keen to support somebody local and so are delighted to be able to help Zoe on her pathway towards what looks like an extremely bright future,” said Simon Burson, BDB partner and head of the Cambridge office.
Having won a gold medal for Great Britain for the women’s double scull (alongside rowing partner Holly Dunford) at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Lithuania in the summer, Zoe is now training full time at the renowned Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames. Zoe’s next goal is to qualify for the GB under 23 rowing team and her total commitment alongside her gruelling training schedule should put her well on track for future success.
The cheque presentation at BDB’s offices coincided with the first day of SportsAid Week 2017, a week of fundraising events designed to support the next generation of athletes striving to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.