Paralympic ski hopeful receives donation boost

Members of Norwich No.1 Round Table presenting Sam's mother, Beki Cozens, with a cheque for £100 at

Members of Norwich No.1 Round Table presenting Sam's mother, Beki Cozens, with a cheque for £100 at Norfolk Snowpsorts Club. Picture. Norwich No.1 Round Table - Credit: Archant

An aspiring disabled skier has welcomed a funding boost from Norwich No.1 Round Table.

Hethersett's visually impaired paralympic ski hopeful, Sam Cozens. Picture: Beki Cozens

Hethersett's visually impaired paralympic ski hopeful, Sam Cozens. Picture: Beki Cozens - Credit: Archant

Sam Cozens, a visually impaired 11-year-old from Hethersett, has skied in the Norfolk Race Team for two years and has been invited to train with Great Britain's Pathways Squad.

The £100 donation from the men's charitable organisation will help towards the cost of a new pair of boots, however, Sam needs to raise much more to support his training.

On top of his regular practice in the UK, Sam has been invited to a training trip in Tignes, France, as well as two further camps in Pila, Italy. All of the training is self-funded and this year alone is likely to cost in excess of £8,000.

Sam's mother, Beki, said: 'As parents of a child with a disability, we want to encourage him to gain confidence in any way we can, and this has really helped.'

To donate, please visit www.paypal.me/Samski1


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