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A great Night Out with Olympic Stars

Gold Medal swimming paralympian, Susie Rogers; Olympic Silver Medal in Judo, Gemma Gibbons; Bronze Medal in Women’s 4 x 100 relay, Darryl Nieta;  Commonwealth Gold in weightlifting, Zoe Smith; all these athletes have one thing in common - Greenwich Starting Blocks.

Steve Nelson, past Chamber President and Board Director, is  proud to be a trustee of Greenwich Starting Blocks. GSB support young athletes with Olympic potential who live or are educated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. GSB have assisted a number of athletes who have contended in the last three Olympics, Beijing, London and Rio and our medal success speaks for itself. However, GSB have over the years supported very many young sportspeople who have either represented their country or featured in the top eight in the UK for their age group in their chosen sport.

Gemma Gibbons admits that she would, almost certainly, have missed out on Beijing and her silver, if it wasn’t for support from Starting Blocks when others withdrew funding following injury.

GSB have distributed financial, training and fitness support valued at over £330,000. Last year 80 sportspeople received support totalling over £53,000.

Many of GSB's athletes plus a big name speaker will be present at the GSB annual dinner to be held at the sparkling five star Intercontinental Hotel on the Greenwich Peninsula with spectacular views over the river and Canary Wharf.

Details of the event are as follows:

Venue: InterContinental London, The 02,  Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0TW.

Date: · Wednesday 4th October.

Time: · 7.00pm-11.00pm.   

Prices: 1) £1,100 for a table of 10.

             2) £1,100 for a table of 8 with the opportunity to have a supported athlete and guest on your table, so you can learn about their sporting journey.

             3) £110 for a single ticket.

Programme

  • Drinks reception.
  • 3 course meal with wine.
  • Guest speaker from the sporting world.
  • Athlete interviews with former, current and future Olympians and Paralympians

Supported through Greenwich Starting Blocks.

  • Sporting silent auction

Tables and tickets are selling fast, to secure yours please contact steve@imagedirectors.co.uk or gllsportfoundation@gll.org