Ice skater Eleanor prepares to compete overseas

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015

W - Yorkshire - Eleanor Hirst

Eleanor Hirst, a 16-year-old ice-skating sensation from Rotherham, has received a cash boost to compete in Canada from Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire.

The £250 donation will fund additional training, which Eleanor hopes will enable her to compete in the Minto Summer Skate in Ottawa, Canada, after she completes her GCSEs.

Following our donation to Eleanor last year, the ice skater has continued to excel in her career, having represented Great Britain at the Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia with her former partner.

Mike Hirst, Eleanor’s father, says: “Eleanor has been training unbelievably hard since Taylor Wimpey’s donation in 2014, but we really struggle to fund the coaching she needs without external support. 

“We’re so grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s generosity and continued sponsorship, which will not only help fund her weekly costs, but will also provide Eleanor with a huge confidence boost ahead of her upcoming competitions.”

Eleanor – who lives in Rotherham near to The Wickets development – currently trains in Slough and Sheffield five days a week and attends school one day a week in Swinton.

Anne Bagshaw, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, comments: “It’s fantastic to see how Eleanor has progressed since we sponsored her last year. With her family living so close to The Wickets development, we just had to help her once again with a donation.

“Eleanor is not only extremely talented, but she represents the community in Rotherham and we’re extremely proud to be supporting her while she heads to Canada for her next challenge.”

A selection of four-bedroom properties is currently available at The Wickets.