Plumbers merchant chain Plumbase has donated £1000 to one of Team GB’s 2012 Paralympic hopefuls.
Para-dressage rider Deborah Criddle, from Taunton, finished fourth at the 2008 Paralympics, just missing out on bronze, having won three golds at the Athens Paralympics in 2004.
Criddle’s brother, Nigel Gulliford, is a Plumbase customer and approached the company for a donation as her funding has been reduced significantly in recent years.
He explained, “It’s only with the help of company sponsorship such as this that Deb is able to train and compete at the highest level. My company, Westford Mechanical is going to match the £1000 from Plumbase and so this will make a real difference to Deb.”
Criddle visited the Taunton branch to receive her cheque from Robert Allen, regional director at Plumbase, who said, “We’re thrilled to be able to make a donation to help Deborah with her training, especially as her brother Nigel is a valued customer. It’s great to be able to support a local person and in doing so help bring her one step closer to realising her dream of a podium finish at the London Paralympic Games 2012.”