A local athlete, and one of Great Britain’s potential future sporting stars, has issued an appeal to the Perthshire public to assist her in getting to the top of her sport.
Charlie Guest has already established herself as the women’s British Number 1 Slalom and Number 2 Giant Slalom but, in an ambitious bid to make it right to the top of her sport in the world, she’s turned to crowdfunding to help make her dream come true.
Calling on members of the public to support her bid to participate in the World Championships in 2015, as well as the Olympics in Korea in 2018, Charlie has offered a whole range of funding opportunities from simple £5 donations, right up to more expensive and tailored corporate packages.
“To get to the top in any sport, you have to dedicate yourself to the training, 7 days a week, 12 months a year. I’ve been ski-ing since I was three years old and I know I can reach the summit and become world number 1, I just need help with the necessary funding to get to the next stage.
“The average ‘season” for me lasts from August pretty much all the way through until May and involves frequent travel to countries all over the world to make the most of the snow, wherever it is. It’s expensive, but for local people and businesses to be part of my journey is incredibly important, and I feel that I have a lot to offer. I really appreciate every single donation – from the very small to the very large.”
Starting to ski when she was just 3 years old, Charlie was first British Girl to win an international children’s race after making the British Children’s team, and is now firmly on track to make the World Championships team for February having already met the qualification criteria.
Charlie has set up a crowdfunding page at www.makeachamp.com/charlieguest and members of the public and businesses are easily able to donate to her quest for the summit. She has just over 40 days to hit her fundraising target.