International Women’s Day is celebrated this weekend.
Cerebral Palsy Sport take this opportunity to celebrate and announce that RaceRunner Ellie Simpson has accepted the position of Ambassador for the charity.
Ellie Simpson was the only female RaceRunner to represent England at the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games and went on to compete at the 2018 World Games. At both Games she won Double Gold in the 100m and 200m. In 2018, she also won Silver in the 400m. She was selected to represent Great Britain in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019, where she won a silver medal.
Ellie’s passion for sport wasn’t always there but after attending a Cerebral Palsy Sport athletics series as a club thrower and being introduced to RaceRunning. She graduated from her a degree in Sport Development and Coaching and uses every opportunity to raise the profile of RaceRunning and set up her own charity, CP Teens.
Ellie was one of the first Young Sporting Ambassadors for Cerebral Palsy Sport and has been a fantastic advocate for the charity and supported many events. On turning 25 Ellie was invited to become a Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassador and said:
“What an honour it is to be chosen to be a Sporting Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport, especially to be alongside some fantastic CP Athletes such as Stephen Miller MBE. My sporting journey started with the help and support of CP Sport, it is thanks to them that I was able to try RaceRunning at one of their taster days – I knew I’d found something special. CP Sport enables people with Cerebral Palsy to reach their sporting potential – I certainly found mine and I am very proud to be an Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport and help other people like me discover their potential.”
Find out more about our Sporting Ambassadors here
IWD 2020 which is recognised on Sunday 8th March sees a number of MISSIONS to help forge a gender equal world.
Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.