Mary King Talk - PRESS RELEASE 2
Mary King Talk - PRESS RELEASE 2

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  • PRESS RELEASE 24-11-2012.pdf
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    Released on: 24th November 2012


    Contact: Mr Simon THOMSON, 11 Ballam Close, Upton, Poole, Dorset. BH16 5QU.
    01202 621574/07995 597339/


    6 times Olympian Mary King Raises Funds for Air Ambulance

    Mary King, 6 times British Olympian, visited Upton Junior School on Friday afternoon, to meet the children and show them her Silver medal from this year’s London Games. She followed this in the evening with a talk, open to the general public, to raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service.

    Mary King, 51, said she was “delighted to speak to the whole school assembly” and thought the children “wonderful and asked some really intelligent and interesting questions”.

    Q&A at Upton Junior School Full size image

    Andy Gould, headmaster, who was a Games Maker for the London Olympics in Weymouth for the sailing, said that he was delighted and so grateful that Mary could spend so much of her valuable time to visit the school and inspire the children.

    The evening talk was wonderfully attended with people from as far afield as Chester and Surrey, with the demand on Mary’s autobiography being so great that the books ran out before the end of the evening.

    A day with Mary, accompanying her to an event, was auctioned after the talk and raised a further £500 which bolstered the evenings takings.

    Organiser, Simon Thomson, 54, commented that the whole day went really well, with so many children and adults glued to every word Mary spoke. “It was all so wonderful”, he added.

    Mary King with 3 of the flight crew from
    the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service
    Full size image

    Supporting the evening event was Ascot Timber Buildings, one of Mary’s Sponsors, who attended with their display.

    The raffle raised £153, the auction raised £500 and ticket sales raised £743 making a total of £1,416 with the profits going to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service. A huge Thank You to everyone who helped make the evening a success.


  • After expenses, all money will be donated to The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service

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    Tickets: 79 places available with 121 places sold
    Promoter: Simon Thomson, 11 Ballam Close, Upton, Poole, Dorset. BH16 5QU - 07791 597339 email