Supporters sought for Charlotte’s games bid

PUBLISHED: 17:11 14 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:11 21 March 2016

Honiton resident Charlotte Carnall is busy raising funds to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics. Ref mhh 10-16SH 7426. Picture: Simon Horn

Honiton resident Charlotte Carnall is busy raising funds to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics. Ref mhh 10-16SH 7426. Picture: Simon Horn

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The 22-year-old swimmer needs to raise money so her enabler can go with her to next year’s Special Olympics, in Sheffield.

A Honiton woman is putting on a sale next month as she looks to raise enough money for her enabler to go to the Special Olympics with her next year.

Charlotte Carnall, 22, has already raised more than £700 so far for her training costs but needs to reach £1,000 so her enabler can go with her to the competition in Sheffield.

Charlotte, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a keen swimmer, and recently received a gold and silver medal at a swimming competition.

She is now gearing up to try her hand at the Special Olympics.

Charlotte has taken to social media to ask for donations, and so far, has received an outpouring of generosity from supporters and well-wishers. Barbara, Charlotte’s mother, said she was ‘amazed’ after more than £500 in donations was stumped up within 24 hours of her appeal going live.

Barbara, who is a mum to three other children with special needs, said: “I could not believe how generous people were – it is amazing! Charlotte now needs to raise more money for her enabler to go to the Special Olympics with her, and for her training costs.”

Charlotte and her family will be holding a bric-a-brac sale in Lace Walk, Honiton, on Saturday, April 9, from 9.30am.

Anyone who can donate any items to be sold at the sale can call Barbara on 01404 549511.

Those who wish to donate towards her Olympic hopes can do so by visiting her online fundraising page – https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Donate-for-Charlie?utm_id=98


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