Championship shotputter auctions trainers for charity
PUBLISHED: 07:25 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:54 23 January 2020
A Gorleston-born athlete is auctioning her training shoes in support of Cancer Research UK.
Sophie Mckinna, a 25-year-old shotputter and Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopeful, is selling a signed pair of trainers that she wore for the World Athletics Championships shotput final in Qatar last year in support of the campaign 'Walk All Over Cancer'.
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The money raised will go towards Ipswich Olympic official Paul Rutter who, after being diagnosed with terminal throat cancer two years ago and given 6 weeks to live, is still fighting on.
Sophie said: "I'd love to do something to help Paul, who gives up many hours to allow athletes like me to compete. I want to beat this dreadful disease as I lost my own Nan to cancer."
Sophie will be auctioning her shoes on her Instagram account - @sophiemac10. To enter, bidders should message her with the amount they would like to bid or email firstname.lastname@example.org.