Paralympics debutant gets sporting donation

DONATION: Doncaster Round Table chairman Peter Bone hands over the money to Doncaster Paralympic hopeful Craig McCann.
DONATION: Doncaster Round Table chairman Peter Bone hands over the money to Doncaster Paralympic hopeful Craig McCann.

DONCASTER athlete Craig McCann has been handed a funding boost ahead of his debut in the Paralympic Games.

The Olympic Games may have ended yesterday but hopes of further gold medals are firmly in the hands of the 28-year-old wheelchair fencer from Bessacarr when the Paralympics kick-off in September.

And Craig was given a cash boost to help him buy new sports kit and equipment for his preparations after the Doncaster Round Table group raised £300 for the athlete’s debut Games.

Craig said: “I was delighted when I found out I had such a generous award. It especially means a lot as I will now be able to wear kit that comes from my hometown. In the run up to my first Paralympics, the hometown support means a great deal.”

Peter Bone, chairman of Doncaster Round Table, added: “Having had the pleasure of meeting Craig and listening about the dedication, sacrifice and expense he and the other Paralympics athletes have made to attain their goals of representing Team GB, I felt it only right that Doncaster Round Table should support our local potential medal winner in whatever way we could.

“I and the rest of the Club wish Craig the very best of success in September.”

Craig will be competing in London on September 8.

Jon Hall is Doncaster’s other Paralympics athlete who will be part of the wheelchair basketball team.