Northern Media is delighted to be able to support Nate Williams, world ranked parathlete, in his attempts to raise enough funds to reach the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.
Nate, a former Huddersfield University sports graduate and classmate of marketing executive Anthony Bowyer, has been trying to balance earning a living working for the BBC as a freelancer and his dream of competing in Rio 2016 in the T34 track events. His weekly schedule involves training at 6am, going to work and then track sessions in Stockport or Leeds, which are two of the only clubs in the North of England that have facilities and coaches for wheelchair athletes.
Unlike other athletes where local competition is frequent, Nate has to often fund his own adventures to Stoke Mandeville, Czech Republic and other areas of Europe to get qualifying time to enable him to be selected for team GB.
All this has expensive costs associated with them and as a result, despite some small sponsorship from local companies, he has to raise funds for himself.
After hearing on Facebook that Nate was running an event at a Lloyds Bank branch in his home town of Ellesmere Port and required some posters designing, Northern Media sales director, Jonathan Scott suggested we do it for free and help Nate raise the funds.
Managing Director Chris Elliott said: “We are always looking at ways to support young individuals and help them achieve their dreams. With Anthony knowing Nate from University, and our connections with Huddersfield University already, this was another perfect opportunity for Northern Media to get involved.”
With all the Northern Media graphic design and marketing team pulling together to create two posters for Nate to use during his week-long fundraising experience, we are delighted that Nate has been able to raise a whopping £450 towards his training.
Never forgetting the support he has had, Nate has chosen to donate 25% of his funds to Go Kids Go, a children’s wheelchair charity, so other wheelchair athletes can live the same experiences Nate has had himself.
Northern Media is a Wakefield based marketing and design agency that supports a range of charitable causes in the local area, including in Leeds, Huddersfield and York. If you would like more information on our sponsorship donations, or you are looking to get in touch to discuss any of the services we offer, including marketing, SEO and web design, please contact our team on 01924 367 105.