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Dame Kelly Holmes’ charity in Plymouth gets young lives on track

World-class athletes set to inspire young people from Plymouth

11/5/15

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s team of world-class athletes will be in Plymouth this July to help inspire the next generation.

The double Olympic champion’s charity is running its ‘Get on Track’ programme, where elite athletes mentor young people to get them into employment, education or training, as well as motivating them to lead healthier lifestyles and take part in sport on a regular basis.

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust will be working alongside Active Devon and the Plymouth YMCA to help support the group.

Sprinter and double Commonwealth medallist Katherine Endacott and British Olympic swimmer Cassie Patten will be involved in a range of workshops from sports leadership and disability awareness through to highly targeted, practical skills building like job interviews and using social media to land the perfect job.

Dame Kelly Holmes said:

“There’s no denying that these are tough times for young people, and this is when the impact of an athlete role model can be so inspiring. Olympians, Paralympians, and world champions know what it takes to overcome adversity and still have the will to succeed, not only in sport, but in life too.  My charity’s athletes use their unique skills to help young people make positive changes in their lives. I’m delighted we’re able to make a difference in Plymouth.”

To find out more about the course and how to get involved contact Laura Pickering, YMCA Plymouth on 01752 761012 or e-mail  laura.p@ymcaplymouth.org.uk

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For more information about the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in general contact:

Nia Charpentier, Senior PR & Communications Officer, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust:

0207 743 8600 – 07874 905 519 –  nia.charpentier@damekellyholmestrust.org

Notes for Editors:

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust gets lives on track by using world class athletes to engage, enable and inspire disadvantaged young people.

For more information, please visit www.damekellyholmestrust.org

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