To mark Women’s Sports Week we caught up with the inspirational Jo Baldwin, a mum of two who has overcome both breast and skin cancer to become the face of This Girl Can and a high profile M&S campaign whilst continuing her quest to get more women into sport.
When Peter Charles announced at his 70th birthday party that he had decided to walk more than 1,500 miles for charity his friends and family were astounded. In fact most of them thought he must be drunk or simply mad! But after setting off on Valentine’s Day Peter stepped across the finish line today to prove to everyone that he is a truly determined man.
Today is Ellie Simpson’s 22nd birthday and she has certainly achieved a huge amount in that time! Ellie has Quadriplegic Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and three years ago whilst feeling increasingly isolated by her able-bodied peers she had a ‘lightbulb’ moment and turned to social media to change her life, and the lives of others with the same condition.
When John came to Colebrook Royals FC in 1997, their two teams played on substandard muddy pitches. Today, the Essex club has 33 teams, with players of all ages enjoying state-of-the-art facilities – and John has been the driving force behind the astonishing transformation.