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Wings for Life charity partners Festival of Sport Cornwall

Wings for Life charity partners Festival of Sport Cornwall

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Spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life has partnered with the Festival of Sport to encourage participation and fundraising at a new sporting festival being held in Mount’s Bay, West Cornwall between 14th-16th September. For triathlon enthusiasts willing to raise funds for the charity, Wings for Life are giving away free individual and team places in the triathlon events.

Competitors of all abilities will be encouraged to complete a sporting challenge while raising funds for spinal cord injury research at the same time. Events on offer include triathlon, road cycling, open water swimming and beach runs. There will also be live music, beach sports and much more festival fun. The events will be take place against a backdrop of stunning scenery around St Michael's Mount in Mount's Bay, Marazion.

Not only will teams or individuals who take on a Sprint, Olympic or Middle Distance triathlon in aid of Wings for Life receive a free place in the event, they will also be given training advice from highly acclaimed fitness coaches Faye Downey and Darren Roberts, free entry into a competition to win a complete triathlon kit and personalised fundraising support.

Wings for Life are the Festival of Sport’s official charity partner and their mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury through cutting edge medical research. Co-founded by Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz and the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner, the charity are fortunate to have Red Bull as their primary corporate partner.

Red Bull supports the charity by covering all of their administrative costs which means that 100% of all money raised goes directly to support world-class research into spinal cord injury. Every eight hours, someone in the UK suffers a spinal cord injury. Through vital research, Wings for Life aims to make important improvements to their lives.

For more information about supporting Wings for Life at the Festival of Sport, please visit www.wingsforlife.com/en-gb/news-events/events or contact elizabeth.credgington@wingsforlife.com. For a full schedule of the events available at the Festival of Sport, visit www.festivalofsport.net.

Nikki Wilson, Head of Wings for Life commented:

“So many of us take our mobility for granted and we don’t think twice about taking part in sports like running, cycling and swimming. Yet for thousands of people living with a spinal cord injury, their lack of mobility is limiting and it dramatically changes their lives. At Wings for Life, we want to reduce the impact of an injury so that mobility can be restored. By supporting us at Festival of Sport you’re helping to make that happen – thank you.”

Will Greenwood, Ex-England Rugby International & participant at the festival said:

“It’s not every day that I’m given the chance to compete in a sporting event as unique as The Festival of Sport. Not only do you get to experience the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall but you are also being given the chance to raise funds for an important cause. As a Rugby player, I know the impact that spinal cord injury can have on people’s lives and I hope that through this festival, Wings for Life will further the progress towards their goals.”

Darren Roberts, Head of High Performance at Red Bull and coach for Wings for Life triathlon participants said:

“Everyday through my work with Red Bull athletes, I see people pushing their body to extremes. Triathlons are a great way to test yourself – three very different disciplines requiring a committed training regime. Get it right and you’ll have the time of your life. I’m proud to be supporting the Wings for Life triathlon squad in their preparations for the Festival of Sport and I will support them all to achieve their personal goals.”