Elgin bronze medalist inspires Specsavers team
Lossiemouth Paralympic bronze medallist, Jim Gault, has shared his winning experience with the team at Specsavers.
The store is the curling champion’s new sponsor and as part of the partnership, Jim was invited into store to meet the staff, talk about his sport and winning bronze at the 2014 Winter Games.
Jim started playing curling in 2008 and competes for Moray. He made his Paralympic debut last year in Sochi.
Peter Taylor, retail director at Specsavers Elgin, says: ‘We are delighted to offer our support to Jim. He is an incredible sportsman who did amazingly well at his first Paralympic Games.
‘He recently visited the store to speak to the team during our weekly training session and was very inspiring. He talked all about his medal win as well as the challenges he has faced after ending up in a wheelchair.
‘Jim also told some very funny stories about celebrities he has met as a result of his win. He is a great character and the staff really enjoyed his talk.’
As part of the sponsorship, Specsavers has provided Jim with funding to assist with his training costs.
Jim says: ‘I am thrilled to be involved in a partnership with Specsavers, the funding will be a great help towards my training costs.
‘I have been a customer of Specsavers for more than 14 years and have always been treated well by staff, and their glasses are excellent.
‘The store has played a big part in my curling success and I am pleased to say “I did go to Specsavers”.’