Tessa Sanderson, guest speaker at Nantwich event

Olympic gold medal winner Tessa Sanderson is to be guest speaker at a charity sporting dinner in Nantwich.

The former javelin thrower, the first black British woman to win Olympic gold, will be at Nantwich Civic Hall on March 11.

She will speak about her impressive career and take part in a Q&A session led by local events organiser Rob Sproston.

Comedian Jed Stone will provide additional entertainment and memorabilia/prizes will also be up for grabs in a raffle on the night.

Sanderson competed in six separate ‘Olympic Games’ and set several javelin records during her career, beating the UK record multiple times.

She broke the 16-year losing streak for British women at the Commonwealth Games and had two more winning appearances there throughout her athletic career.

But the highlight of her Olympic career was her gold medal win in Los Angeles.

She also won first place at the ‘Athletic World Cup’ during her time competing.

After retiring from the sport, she invested back into her community by opening a sports academy for youths and served on the Olympic legacy committee.

She was a primary figure in developing the presence of the 2012 Olympic venue and preserving its legacy for England.

Her work has been honoured, including some of the highest honours from her country for her athletic and philanthropic achievements.

Tickets for this event are £35 each or a table of 10 £320.

All proceeds will go to the Mayor Cllr Andrew Martin’s local charities – Nantwich In Bloom, Nantwich Food Bank, Nantwich Players and Nantwich Museum.

For more information or booking call Nantwich Civic Hall on 01270 628 633, email [email protected] or visit www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

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