Specsavers Bingham is supporting a local bob skeleton athlete, Hannah Stevenson, who is bidding to represent Team GB at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

The store is sponsoring 23-year-old Hannah from Radcliffe on Trent by supplying the runners for her sled.  Bob skeleton involves the athlete sliding down an ice track head first on a sled – reaching speeds of up to 130 kph. 

'In awe of her bravery, commitment and determination'

‘It’s fantastic to be able to support a local rising star like Hannah,’ commented optical director, Amit Rana. ‘It’s hard to comprehend what she does, and we are all in awe of her bravery, commitment and determination.  We’ll be following her progress closely and keeping everything crossed for her.’

Hannah won a bronze medal in Lillehammer in her second Europa Cup competition and is currently on the British Skeleton talent squad, training in Bath.

A word from Hannah

‘I’m so very grateful for this sponsorship – it means a great deal to me,’ added Hannah. ‘Alongside funding from the National Lottery, we need to support ourselves financially so to have this extra help is really valuable. It’s has enabled me to focus more on my training, meaning that I’m in the best shape possible going into this season.’

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