Last May the Dave Hitchen Fund gave a grant to talented gymnast, Abbie Dawson. Abbie had successfully obtained a place on the Senior Womens Gymnastic Team and went on to represent Great Britain at the European Team Gymnastics Championships in Slovenia last October.
Abbie already has a British Gymnastics gold medal and was hoping to also get a European gold with her team.
Abbie went to Slovenia on 10th October as part of the Senior Womens Gymnastics Team. The team qualified in 6th place overall and made it to the final on 15th October. Unfortunately for the whole team, they didn’t bring any medals home however they did do their Country proud by reaching the finals and competing against the very best teams in Europe. The whole competition was also streamed live as the sport is very popular in Nordic countries.
Abbie’s aim for the future is to qualify for the GB team at the next European Championships in 2018.
Abbie and her parents have thanked everyone for their support. Abbie would not have been able to fulfil her dream if it wasn’t for the support and funding from the Dave Hitchen Fund.