Howarth throws its support behind Paralympic athlete

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is sponsoring Paralympic javelin thrower Hollie Arnold as she bids to qualify for Rio 2016.

Howarth throws its support behind Paralympic athlete

The Paralympian began her athletic career aged 11 and is now a double World Champion and is ranked first in the world for F46 Javelin in 2015.

Howarth’s £3,500 donation will contribute to Arnold being able to compete in Rio with a new prosthetic arm and state-of-the-art competition javelins.

Howarth was introduced to her by the charity Caudwell Children, which has supported her since the 2012 Paralympics in London. Howarth joined forces with Caudwell Children three years ago and has since helped to raise over £50,000 to assist with equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children across the UK.

Jason Sinclair, finance director at Howarth Timber, added: “We are pleased that Caudwell Children were able to put us in contact with a determined young athlete like Hollie and we are delighted to be able to support her. We hope that our donation will allow her to focus fully on her training in the build up to Rio and come home with a medal!”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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