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Grand award for sports star

Worcester Editorial 21st Oct, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN UP and coming sportswoman has been awarded a £1,000 by a non profit organisation.

A PE student from the University of Worcester, Callie-Anne Halliday, received £1,000 from CG5 to help fund her dream of becoming a professional canoeist.

The 21-year-old has severe hearing loss and is planning to put the money towards a waterproof hearing aid.

She is aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of Team GB’s under-23 squad having already represented Britain in their under 16 team.

CG5 handed out £2,000 worth cash boosts to young sports people and disabled athletes aid the cost of training and equipment.

Steve Edwards, a trustee of CG5, said: “The aim of CG5 is to encourage participation and development in all sports while at the same time inspiring people to reach an elite level.

“Our first round of grants have been awarded to three amazing young sports people from Worcestershire.

Callie-Ann, Aimee and Jessica all have superb sporting careers ahead of them so we are delighted to be playing our role in their development and look forward to tracking their progress.

“We will be making further grants later this year and throughout 2016 so would urge readers to get in touch if they feel they need support.”

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