With less than six months remaining until this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games, Hogan Lovells has awarded 10 Para athletes, including Charlotte Henshaw, the Nicholas Cheffings Para Athlete Bursary 2021.
Now in its fourth year, the 2021 bursary will provide financial support to Para athletes with aspirations for this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games, recognised by the BPA and their National Governing Body, to help with any aspect of their sporting development. This could include purchasing or replacing vital equipment, paying for travel to training camps and competitions, or additional coaching and training support services.
Among the 2021 recipients is 2019 Paracanoe World Champion, Charlotte Henshaw. She said:
“I’m really grateful to be receiving this bursary, which will be a great help towards the extra costs of a Games year.
“It is brilliant that Hogan Lovells have continued to support parasport in Great Britain.”
Launched in 2017, the Para Athlete Bursary has so far provided support to 36 GB Para athletes, including 2020 bursary recipient and paracanoeist, Laura Sugar, who added: “The financial support from Hogan Lovells helped me purchase my boat just before the lockdown began which meant I had this to train with throughout the lockdown, so it has enhanced my training tremendously.
“I took the lockdown and postponement of the Paralympics as an opportunity to improve my technique and really break down how to achieve my aims. When we eventually returned to training it was great to be back with the team - and I managed to improve my personal best in the UK so all the hard work had paid off.”