Staff at the Grantham branch of The Nottingham Building Society are kicking off their fundraising for local sports hero Adam Harrison.
The Nottingham is working with the charity SportsAid, and has donated £750 to help Grantham table tennis player Adam with his expenses. The team at the branch hope that they can boost this to £1,000 through local fundraising.
Adam is currently ranked in the top 3 under-18 table tennis players in the UK, following a great 2013 season. He competed for England in the 6 Nations event, taking home a gold for the team and picking up a Bronze in the singles. In the coming season he hopes to be selected for the European Youth Championships, win the British Championships and the Masters. Adam’s ultimate aim is to get selected for England as a senior.
Adam said: “I am delighted to have my hard work recognised by receiving funding from SportsAid and The Nottingham. This funding will allow me to go on a summer training camp and will help to cover some of the rising costs for equipment and accommodation. I am thoroughly looking forward to working alongside The Nottingham in trying to raise the profile of my sport.”
Liam Harrison, branch manager at Grantham, said: “It is essential that we help future sports stars with their funding. Here at the Grantham branch we are keen to raise the extra money needed to help Adam. If anyone wants to help us with the fundraising pop into the branch and ask for details.”