Highbridge para-swimmer receives £700 from business
PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 October 2017
A para-swimming star has been given a cash boost by a housebuilder.
Harriet Dickinson, from Highbridge, received a £750 donation from Persimmon Homes South West.
Harriet, aged 20, competes in five national and international competitions a year with training costs of more than £100 a month.
The donation comes as part of Persimmon’s Healthy Communities scheme, which supports sports people under 21 years old.
Harriet said: “I am trilled to receive this generous donation. I train roughly 16 hours a week between two clubs, Clevedon and Gloucester City Swimming Club.
“I also teach and coach swimming for both able bodied and para-swimmers.
“I am currently looking to fund my next coaching course, which costs £700. This donation is a massive help.”
Hannah had the lower part of her left leg amputated when she was just nine months old.