Highbridge para-swimmer receives £700 from business

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 October 2017

Harriet Dickinson, of Highbridge, is celebrating after receiving a £750 donation from Persimmon Homes.

Harriet Dickinson, of Highbridge, is celebrating after receiving a £750 donation from Persimmon Homes.

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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.

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