Fundraiser to help talented teenager

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A fundraising event is being held tomorrow (Friday) to help a talented teenager realise her ultimate dream of representing her country in weightlifting.

Alfreton Grange Arts College student Rosie Thorpe (13) trains at Atlas Gym in the town, with British and Olympic coach Dave Sawyer.

Fundraising is taking to place to enable her to compete in Austria in an international battle next June and then hopefully use this experience and training to go on and qualify for the junior Commonwealth Games.

A Christmas shopping evening is taking place from 6pm tomorrow (Friday, December 6) at South Wingfield Social Club. There will be over a dozen stalls, plus a tombola and raffle with some excellent prizes including Derby County tickets.

Admission is £1.50 for adults (includes glass of mulled wine and a mince pie) and free for kids.