Supporting Para Athlete’s Dreams

We have a long-time friend called Nicole (but everyone calls her Jodi), and customers to the garden centre where we are based will see her working there most days of the week . . . but not many people know that Jodi is an accomplished and successful Para Athlete.

Jodi has the opportunity to compete in the Para Ice Hockey World Championships in Norway this April. At the end of the month, Hampshire Sheen will be making a donation to her funding from the sales made on this website. Read on to find out more about Jodi and her journey..

After having an accident in 2001 (that ultimately led to one of her legs being amputated below the knee), Jodi began a journey in Para Sports starting off with Volleyball and more recently Para Ice Hockey,

Dedicated to her sports, in her spare time, Jodi travels the length and breadth of the UK training, competing in Volleyball and Ice Hockey.

You can follow her on Instragram HERE and Facebook HERE to share in her dedication to her sports.

(Left, Jodi with her Ice Hockey World Championship Gold Medal and the cuddly games mascot)

London Paralympics

Jodi was a TeamGB Sitting Volleyball team member and competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

To watch the games on TV was fantastic, and to see your friend competing as hard as they did was simply amazing. Jodi continues to compete in volleyball now.

Ice Hockey

discover para ice hockey

Ice Hockey is a physical enough sport, but now add sledges and spiked gloves into the mix, and you get Para Ice Hockey with even more thrills and spills than the more mainstream game!

Check out the British Para Ice Hockey website here: https://paraicehockey.co.uk/. You’ll find several news articles there featuring Jodi, the women’s and men’s teams plus information about this exciting sport.

Finding Funding: between us, we can help

Unlike more mainstream Para Sports, which receive funding, Para Ice Hockey in the United Kingdom receives none at all. All competitors must self-fund their entire trip, from training, to equipment to insurance to flights and hotels.

To help fund her trip, Jodi has started a GoFundMe page to help raise the £2500 it costs per team member and coach to attend the event in Norway.

Hampshire Sheen will donate a percentage of the sales made in February at hampshiresheen.com to Jodi to help her on her way to Norway in April.

If you would like to help Jodi independently, please click the button below to donate.

Thank you!

jodi in action

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