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Nia Griffith MP is calling for support for local kayaking champion Stephen Beynon and his father Andrew Beynon who is head coach for the GB kayaking team, and encouraging residents to back their fundraising campaign to support their participation at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles from 25 July until 2 August.

Stephen, a kayaking champion from Llanelli and Andrew, his father and head coach of the GB kayaking team are part of the 170-strong GB team from across England, Scotland and Wales hoping to attend the Games to represent Great Britain this summer.

Nia recently paddled out in a kayak to join Stephen, Andrew and two other team members, Adrian and James, at one of their training sessions in Llanelli’s North Dock.

Nia Griffith MP said: “I was really impressed by the dedication of the team and their coach, and I wish them the very best of luck when they go to compete in the Special Olympics, which is  a fantastic opportunity to show off their skills on the world stage. I know people in Llanelli will join me in getting behind Stephen and Andrew  in their fundraising efforts for this year’sGames.”

The team need to raise funds to help cover the cost of their travel, kit and training costs. They have been busy raising funds and are appealing to local residents to show their support with a donation to their team members via their Virgin Money Giving page:


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