Fundraiser in memory of Paul

PUBLISHED: 12:19 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

A charity disco is being held in tribute to the memory of partially blind GB paralympian Paul Pearce. Mr Pearce, from Letchworth GC, tragically died in February when he was struck by a lorry on the Stotfold by-pass while training for an attempt on the wor

A charity disco is being held in tribute to the memory of partially blind GB paralympian Paul Pearce.

Mr Pearce, from Letchworth GC, tragically died in February when he was struck by a lorry on the Stotfold by-pass while training for an attempt on the world marathon record for his disability category.

The event is being held on Friday, June 30, at Plinston Hall in Letchworth GC and being organised by North Herts Road Runners, the club Mr Pearce represented on many occasions.

The disco will raise funds for a have-a-go day for blind and partially sighted youngsters. Experienced athletes will provide expert coaching in a range of athletic events for 30 blind and partially sighted potential athletes.

"These youngsters would not otherwise get the opportunity to try out for sports they have potential in," said David Ross, of North Herts Road Runners.

"Paul was a great supporter of these events and regularly provided coaching at them.

"The day will take place this September in Kent and will be run by British Blind Sports, a charity co-ordinating sport for blind and visually impaired people in the UK."

Around 300 people are expected to attend the disco where there will also be an auction of promises put forward by club members.

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