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Sport Newcastle Launch £20,000 Tokyo & Beyond Appeal

Olympic triple jump champion and world record holder, Jonathan Edwards CBE has backed popular North East Charity Sport Newcastle in their bid to raise £20,000 over the next 12 months to support the region’s top young Olympic & Paralympic hopefuls in their quest to reach the forthcoming Olympic Games

Sport Newcastle is a local charity that has been supporting young people in the North East for 52 years. In that time, they have given out grants totalling over £2million to hundreds of young people & dozens of clubs, covering every conceivable sport.

The launch of the appeal encouraging local businesses and members of the public to support the regions hopefuls comes exactly 12 months before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and a number of the region’s future Olympic hopefuls attended including two Sport Newcastle Scholars.

Swimmer Emily Large, World Junior 200m butterfly champion and European junior double champion and Archer Alex Wise, double European junior gold medallist and member of the G.B. team who have secured an Olympic quota spot for Tokyo in the Netherlands last month

Mike Booth, Sport Newcastle Vice Chair said, “Sport Newcastle have a dream of making Newcastle a sporting capital that we can all be proud of. Not just football – all sport – any sport. Our Tokyo & Beyond appeal aims to raise £20,000 in the next 12 months to support prospective Olympians and Paralympians in their dreams of reaching the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 or even Los Angeles in 2028. To Achieve this, we need the support of North East Businesses and the region as a whole.”

Jonathan Edwards added “I’m delighted to be supporting Sport Newcastle and their Tokyo & Beyond fundraising campaign that will allow them to continue their invaluable work supporting sport within our region and helping young people achieve their Olympic and Paralympic dreams”

For more information on the appeal email or to donate v

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