Young gymnast Maddie Smith has secured funding from CapEQ to represent Great Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships.
Maddie has loved gymnastics since the age of four, and soon joined her local club in Basingstoke UK.
After excelling at Team Gym – involving floor, tumbling track and trampette – Maddie competed nationally at junior level with Basingstoke Gymnastics Club, expertly coached by Katie Hayes.
By 2021, her determination and coaching helped her win gold at the British Championships, and after being scouted by British Gymnastics she has been selected to represent Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships in Luxembourg next week.
There was just one problem – funding the kit. Without a sponsor, Maddie’s hopes of a spot on the podium next week were in jeopardy.
CapEQ Director Mark Sapsford explained: “We are big believers in balancing people and planet with profit, and it was unbearable to think of Maddie missing out on her big chance after all those years of training.
“Goal achievement is vital when young, and what’s better than representing your country? We wish Maddie and the rest of Team GB lots of success at the championships next week.”
CapEQ supports a wide range of good causes every year, from food banks to parental wellbeing charities, tree planting in Africa and UK, and community energy projects in rural areas of the developing world.