Pitmedden athlete receives £2000 boost

Mike Cowie, Sales Director for Barratt North Scotland, proud Dad Gary Clow, Lewis Clow and Lorraine Paterson, PA to Managing Director at Barratt North Scotland, who organised the initial fundraiser.
Mike Cowie, Sales Director for Barratt North Scotland, proud Dad Gary Clow, Lewis Clow and Lorraine Paterson, PA to Managing Director at Barratt North Scotland, who organised the initial fundraiser.
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A Commonwealth Games athlete from Pitmedden has received over £2000 from a local housebuilder to boost his training costs.

Para-athlete Lewis Clow, aged 18 will collect £2016 which was raised from a sale organised by Barratt Homes.

The money will be used to help cover costs as he trains during 2014/15 ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The campaign included a sale held at the firm’s The Grange development in Elgin where lucky buyers could snap up furniture, decorative items and white goods from the showhome from as little as £3 per item.

Lewis said: “I’d like to thank Barratt Homes for launching this campaign to help me achieve my ultimate goal of competing at the Rio Olympics.

“I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported me in pursuing a sporting career, especially Scottish Disability Sport Grampian.”

Lewis, who was born with cerebral palsy, began his athletics career just over one year ago after being classified in Dubai and successfully completing team GB trials in Glasgow and Sheffield. He competed in the T37 men’s 100m at the Commonwealth Games this year. Since then he has set new personal best times for the 100m and 200m sprints, won 100m bronze at the UK School Games as well as achieving Student of the Year and was highly commended in the Junior Sports Achiever of the Year category at the 2014 Aberdeen Sports Awards this month.

Barratt North Scotland sales director Mike Cowie added: “We’re very pleased to be supporting Lewis through our fundraising activities and we looking forward to keeping up with his progress. We wish him the very best of luck.”