Holly taking on challenges

A sign language student is taking part in two endurance fundraising tasks to raise money for a deaf sports day.

Holly Thompson’s fundraising challenge, called Go Holly Go, is taking place over two days, kicking off at John Spence Community High School on Friday, August 8, with a special basketball challenge.

The fundraising will then continue at Sainsbury’s Northumberland Park store on Saturday, August 9, where she will be doing 50k on her exercise bike followed by a 1,000m sprint on her bike.

The idea behind Go Holly Go is to raise money to help fund a deaf sports day on Saturday, September 6, at John Spence, which is being hosted by North Tyneside Disability Forum’s Signing In Project.

The date is significant in that it is 1,000 days prior to the next Deaflympics to be held in Turkey in 2017.

On the day there will be a series of sports for deaf people, including football led by Newcastle United Foundation, badminton led by SMILE Through Sport, athletics led by Sport North Tyneside, orienteering led by NTDF Youth service) and more.

To support Holly, visit www.justgiving.com/GOHOLLYGO