Andy has been involved in, and supported by, many charities and has also supported others who have gone through similar hardships. He has received sponsorship from many local businesses, which you can find out about on the sponsors page, but he still needs your help.
“I am very lucky to have the help and support of my family, friends, and sponsors who have backed me from day one, along with many other supporters who have helped me physically, emotionally and financially.”
White & Case
White & Case is supporting me towards my goal of competing at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
As a truly global law firm, White & Case is uniquely positioned to help its clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world, while also helping me realise my goal. White & Case is a pioneering international law firm with cross-border experience and a diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers who consistently deliver results for their clients.
In both established and emerging markets, their lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving their clients insights into the local business environment alongside their experience in multiple jurisdictions. White & Case delivers outstanding legal expertise to some of the world’s most respected and well-established global organisations, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.
Since April 2017, White & Case has supported me and plans to do so for the next year leading into my preparation for the Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo 2020. As a key member of the British Triathlon team, with their support I am really looking forward to working to continue my impact on the sport.
I have worked for Airbus for 6 years. However, in 2014 they kindly allowed me to leave on a long-term sabbatical to allow me time to train and to follow my dream of becoming a Paralympian. Airbus are now officially one of my main sponsors on the road to Rio. Also, back in 2013 Airbus were the first company to help me with raising the funds to purchase a running blade.
I thank Airbus for their support as they not only allowed me to take a sabbatical but have also chosen to sponsor me in my endeavours. This means a lot to me, knowing that my colleagues are following my progress and helping me to fulfil a burning ambition.
Equipment / Service Sponsors
THECHAMPIONSHIP 2019 will take place June 1st – 2nd 2019 (side events taking place on June 1st 2019 and the middle distance triathlon will take place on the June 2nd). The stunning x-bionic® sphere in Samorin will again welcome thousands of visitors from around the world and the highly regarded event will be an occasion for triathletes to enjoy, no matter the age or experience.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory are based locally to Andy in Coleford, Gloucestershire. Lucozade provide Andy with all his supplements & drinks to help him stay hydrated while training & racing.
Tri-Coaching help keep me on track. They coach me in all three disciplines of Triathlon and help me improve my fitness and technique. They help both beginners and pros to improve in swimming, running and cycling, whether it’s long term coaching or help with a build up to a race.
The Arctic One Foundation is a charity which helps people from all walks of life take part in sport. They have helped and encouraged me from the very beginning and played a large part in my involvement in Triathlon.
Gloucester Disability Fund have been incredibly generous by financially assisting me with the purchase of a new leg socket for my running blade. Without their help, my sporting career would have been over.
Ottobock are Andy’s provider of prosthetic equipment. Ottobock are a very well-established company with an excellent history working with not just Paralympians, but the everyday end user from the young child right the way through to the grandma next door.
The challenges brought about by Andy’s limb loss are not just about the ability to walk. “The effects are far-reaching, from changing how I manage my workplace, how I think about travel, even my hobbies and now how I choose to exercise.”
For nearly a century Ottobock has created products driven by our commitment to support individual choices, helping you stay active and engaged in life.
Health means maintaining the balance between the body’s various structures. Our multidisciplinary team enables us to achieve this, each one a specialist in their own field: Physiotherapy and Osteopathy: They ensure that the body stays free of pain, discomfort or limitations.
Sands Beach Resort hotel have something for everyone, and your stay can be as relaxed or as active as you want, the choice is entirely yours. Rest assured though that however you choose to spend your holiday here, whether it is relaxing at one of our stunning poolside plazas, beautiful private beach, or taking part in one of the range of activities we offer, the memories of your wonderful time with us in Costa Teguise will last for a lifetime.
Zone3 From a single hot-desk at Loughborough University, Zone3 has grown organically to become Europe’s leading triathlon and swimwear brand that I can say I’m now proudly part of. The success has been achieved by a deep-rooted passion for endurance sports and ensuring that every product offers market leading performance, innovation and functionality.
Since day one they have held an athlete-centric approach to garment creation, working alongside a full spectrum of athletes and highly skilled designers to ensure each product is made with laser precision and the highest performance materials available.
In my case, we have even made a custom suit to fit my needs as a para-athlete and ensuring that not only is it comfortable but mixed to allow me to wear my prosthetic under my wetsuit and walk to the race start like anyone else.
The ethos of Zone3 has firmly cemented a fantastic reputation among the global tri-community and has resulted in more
In 2018 Zone3 were recommended by the Prime Minister to receive a Queens Award for Enterprise which will be presented to the Company at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty. This is one of the highest achievements we could receive and is a result of twelve years of dedication and passion.
My goals working with Zone3 between now and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are not just about my own performance but helping people achieve their goals using products a Paralympic, World, European & British champion believes in.
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Insurance with Yellow Jersey is a must if you cycle. What’s important to me is they understand my sport as many of their team are triathletes and cyclists. Their tiered approach to bicycle insurance over three policies means you can choose the right level of cover for you, without paying for things that aren’t relevant.
As a triathlete, their Ultimate policy covers my bike for training, traveling and racing worldwide from theft, accidental damage and crash damage. My bike and triathlon gear are covered in transition as well as while I compete.
Whichever policy option you choose, they all come with some great benefits such as:
new for old cover, £2m third party public liability, no third party excess, 25% renewal discount (even if you’ve made a claim), £250 accessories cover as standard and a 60% multi bike discount.
If you try to purchase your insurance elsewhere then be careful as most don’t cover you for racing which in my eyes where an accident may occur when you’re pushing yourself to the limits.
As an ambassador for Yellow Jersey you can use my 10% discount code – head to their website to get a quote today.