Nwes is delighted to support for Paralympic Swimmer and gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE

Despite winning three medals at the Rio Paralympics, Jessica-Jane’s funding has been slashed, as she was unable to reach a personal best during 2016.

Jessica-Jane, from Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth, competes in the S14 classification for swimmers with a learning disability.  She and her family were devastated to learn that the gap in funding may result in her being unable to represent her country at the 2020 Paralympics.

With a shortfall of £15,000, the team at Nwes has been inspired by her story and is proud to lead a campaign to ensure Jessica-Jane is able to compete at Tokyo 2020.

Dawn Applegate, Jessica-Jane’s mother says.  “We are so grateful to Nwes for assisting us – it is going to take a huge amount of pressure away from us.”.

Nwes has a fundraising target of £20,020 per year to ensure Jessica-Jane reach the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.  We have some exciting fundraising activities coming up – see below and watch this space to keep informed and find out how you can get involved.

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Nwes has a fundraising target of £20,020 per year to ensure Jessica-Jane reach the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.  We have some exciting fundraising activities coming up – watch this space to keep informed and find out how you can get involved.

Get involved! What's coming up in 2017?

May:    Swim 2020

Organised by Nwes, this is an individual challenge to swim 2,020 metres – that’s just under 81 lengths in a 25 metre swimming pool.  You can complete this challenge anytime during May 2017.  There’s a £10 entry fee, which will be added to the fundraising total, and we would like to request you boost our fundraising efforts even further by gathering sponsorship from your friends and family.

Register your interest or download the challenge information and an entry form at the bottom of the page.

Saturday 6 May  Comedy Fundraising Evening (18years+) 7pm.

A compared evening with comedy Ross Downes & friends, Live music, Licensed bar, food available plus a raffle. £10pp.

VIP option – Private bar, waitress service, bottle of wine between every two & nibbles provided on your own table. £20pp.

Venue – Allstar community complex, bells marsh road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR316PR.  For tickets Call Lisa – 07709879784 or pop into The Railway Tavern, Belton.

Saturday 13 May – Quiz & Live music from the incredibly popular band ‘Hit & Run’.

£10 per person. More information regarding this will be released soon.

Venue – Allstar Community Complex, Bells Marsh Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR316PR.  Call Lisa – 07709879784.

Sunday 3 June 2017: Katie jumps for gold!

Katie Snell from Nwes will be skydiving to raise money for Jessica-Jane on Sunday 3 June 2017, despite not being a big fan of heights!  To support Katie, please visit her fundraising page.

Sunday 11 June:  North Walsham Angels v Nwes 11

The North Walsham Angels ladies football team have challenged an Nwes 11 to a fundraising football match.

Come along to Carrow Park on Sunday 11 June and show your support.

Sunday 16 July:  Caldecott Golf Club Fundraising Day, sponsored by Oaklands Hotel

£10 members, £23 non-members.  Texas Scramble (teams of 4). Large raffle and bacon roll, tea/coffee on arrival.

Entry forms are available from Caldecott Hall.  For further information contact Jamie 07766 204431, or Vicki 01493 780286

Sunday 20 August – Fundraising football match, raffle & auction.  Kick off at 1pm. Entry £5 adults & £2 children.

There will be an opportunity for members of the public to play on the team with ex-Norwich and ex-Ipswich players. The youth squads will all be involved and this will be a fabulous family day out.

Venue – Emerald Park, Wood Farm Lane, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 9AG. Call Colin Bray 07918186645

There are several ways you can support the ongoing campaign to keep our local sportswomen representing our area and Great Britain. The above is a list of events that are taking place, but if none of these appeal to you there are many other ways you can help….

All of the events are in need of raffle/auction prizes; there’s advertising space available in the football programme (20 August); Jessica-Jane has a fundraising page for anyone to make a direct donation or email applegate34@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to book her and her coach, Alex for a motivational & inspirational talk, conference, after dinner speech, opening & business events. Over the last few years together they have attended hundreds of schools, The Ormiston Trust’s conference, flown to Guernsey to work with the Directors of Sport, worked with banks, clubs and have built up a fantastic reputation for their joint presentations.

Thank you for your support.


For more information about Jessica-Jane Applegate, visit jessicajaneapplegate.com

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Radio Norfolk interview about support for Jessica-Jane Applegate – 16 Dec 2016

Nwes CEO, Kevin Horne, and Marketing Coordinator, Rachel Hogg talk to Radio Norfolk's Chrissie Jackson about the Nwes campaign to support Paralympic Champion Jessica-Jane Applegate.

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Support Jessica-Jane Applegate: Swim 2020 challenge information

Find out more about Nwes support for Paralympic swimming champion, Jessica-Jane Applegate and how you can get involved with a fundraising swimming challenge.

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Support Jessica-Jane Applegate: Swim 2020 entry form

Download and complete an entry form for the Nwes Swim 2020 challenge to raise money to support Jessica-Jane Applegate on her road to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

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