Inspired after attending the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympics, 31-year old Carly Tait set a personal goal of competing at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The Wythenshawe native, who has cerebral palsy, achieved that goal and has since been granted paid-leave from her marketing job at the Co-op to train before London 2017.
Join the #supportourheroes mosaic and upload your image of support coop.co.uk/supportourheroes.
Carly's employers are now rallying behind the paralympian and aim to smash the previous record of 126,460 selfies for a digital mosaic. The Co-op are calling on everyone to send in their selfies and leave messages of support for Britain's athletes in the lead up to the Summer championships.
Double T34 European silver medallist and Co-op ambassador Carly Tait commented: “Our successes on the track or in the field are in no small part down to the continued support of the Great British public. This digital mosaic is a fantastic way to display that support as we aim to represent our country at this Summer’s World Para Athletics Championships. And of course, hopefully break a new world record in the process.”
Already, the digital mosaic includes multiple global medallist Richard Whitehead, as well as Tait herself and fellow European medallist Sam Ruddock.
Join in, show your support and help break a new World Record. Please visit https://www.coop.co.uk/supportourheroes to upload your images and messages of support to the page.
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