University supports Sarah's Olympics dream
Published Tuesday 21st February 2012
The University of Northampton has presented a graduate with a cheque to support her performance in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
The University of Northampton's School of The Arts and School of Health has presented a graduate with a cheque for £500 to support her performance in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Sarah Longley, of Flamborough, East Yorkshire, has been selected to dance as part of the opening ceremony in London in July, but faces heavy travel costs to pay for her transport to London for each of the required 22 rehearsals.
Sarah, a BA (Hons) Dance and BA (Hons) Sports Studies graduate of The University of Northampton, commented:
I am delighted to receive the donation from The University of Northampton. Travel costs are ever rising and the contribution now means I can confirm my place to perform.Sarah Longley
Claire Bicknell, Press & PR Officer, The University of Northampton, added:
Sarah will be studying a PGCE at the University of Exeter from September 2012 so she can teach Dance at secondary school level.
We saw Sarah's appeal to support her travel costs from Yorkshire in her local newspaper the Bridlington Post. Our Schools of Arts and Health are delighted to sponsor her and wish her every success in her performance, future studies and career.Claire Bicknell