9 Feb

Scottish Paralympian Secures Funding

Libby Clegg

Scottish paralympic silver medallist, Libby Clegg, has received a timely boost ahead of the London 2012 Games with the announcement of a new sponsorship deal with property marketing firm, East Central Scotland (ESPC). The track star, who is registered blind due to a deteriorating eye condition, trains full time thanks to lottery funding but believes the extra support will enhance her prospects at the Olympics.

Libby, who will be competing in the T12 100m and 200m commented: "The additional financial support provides me with the security needed to ensure everything is focused on achieving my sporting goals." She continued, "I'm looking forward to working with ESPC on community projects in schools and, if it motivates just one person to adopt a sporting or healthier lifestyle, I'll be delighted."

Clegg and ESPC were first introduced in 2008 when she began a two-week work placement with the property marketers shortly before the Beijing Games. ESPC Chief Executive, Malcolm Cannon, said: "I heard about Libby [Clegg] from various members of staff who had been keeping track on her career since the placement."

He continued: "The success she's had so far is outstanding, so our aim is to help generate as much support for her as we can and raise her profile so that when she takes to the starting line she has everyone in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife cheering her on, as well as ESPC."