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Paralympian Claire Cashmore MBE Welcomed as Patron

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Paralympian swimmer Claire Cashmore MBE is the latest member to join Kent based Children’s charity Tree of Hope as patron.

Tree of Hope offers help and support to families of sick and disabled children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment and therapy.

Claire 28 is a seasoned Paralympian Swimmer. She entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals. She received a bronze medal at the games in Beijing in 2008, and a further 2 silvers and a bronze in London 2012.

Rio 2016 was Claire’s fourth Paralympics and her most successful, winning both silver and a gold medal at the games.

If that wasn’t achievement enough, Claire was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for her services to swimming.

Gill Gibb, CEO of Tree of Hope comments: “Claire understands the issues and challenges that many of our families face on a day to day basis. She is a fabulous ambassador for our charity and we are extremely pleased to have her on board. By achieving all she has to date, is an inspiration to our families and shows that as long as you work hard to achieve your dreams nothing is impossible. We are looking forward very much to working with her”.

Claire Cashmore comments: “It is a huge honour to have been asked to be a patron of the Tree of Hope charity. I have been very lucky that my disability has not stopped me from living life to the full and I am really passionate about helping those with a disability or illness that can’t get the support they need to live a life without boundaries.”

To find out more about the work of Tree of Hope go to www.treeofhope.org.uk/what-we-do/our-service-offering

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