Newbury teenager appeals for help getting to Youth Olympic Games

William Walker


William Walker


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Newbury schoolgirl appeals for help getting to Youth Olympic Games

A Newbury teenager who was named the women’s world number one for bobsleigh is calling on the community to help fund her trip to compete in the Youth Olympic Games.

Annabel Chaffey, aged 17, has set a target of £1,500 to help fund her trip to take part in the Great British Youth Bobsleigh Team, and has set up a GoFundMe fundraising page to ask for donations.

Two years ago, Annabel had never even tried bobsleigh but now she will be competing at Lillehammer in February 2016 at the Youth Olympic Games.

Annabel, whose page aleady raised over £1,000 in just 17 days, said: “I am so grateful to everyone who has donated so far, I can’t believe I have almost reached my target in just over two weeks.

Bobsleigh is my passion and I really hope my GoFundMe page will help me to fulfil my dream of competing at the Youth Olympic Games 2016."

Media Director of GoFundMe.com Kelsea Little said: “Annabel is just one of thousands of campaign organisers across the UK who trust GoFundMe to help them raise money for the things that matter to them most.

“It is amazing to see that over £1,000 has been raised in such a short amount of time and we wish Annabel and her team all the luck in their Olympic races.”

Her fundraising page can be accessed here: http://www.gofundme.com/zpxe6ts 

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