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Paralympic gold medallist to tell life story
MARLOW'S golden girl Naomi Riches, the Paralympic rowing champion, will speak about how her early life led her to the path of sporting greatness next week.
Fans are invited to come and meet the London 2012 gold medallist as she hosts an evening for Oxfam to tell her story on Wednesday night.
The Marlow resident, who was responsible for the golden post box in the High Street, has become an ambassador for Oxfam.
There will be an opportunity for those who attend to put their names forward to take part in a rowing challenge with the recently awarded MBE winner in March. It will raise funds for Oxfam.
She said: “The rowing challenge is a great combination of the sport I love and a cause I truly believe in, I would love as many people as possible to get involved.
“I’m really looking forward to the night, it should be both fun and a chance to educate people about what Oxfam does for women around the world”.
The Assembly Room in Marlow will host the talk, in which Naomi will discuss how her passion for sport developed early.
By the age of 12 she won the National Disabled Swimming Championship. Naomi was introduced to the world of rowing at the Royal National Institute for the Blind College in Worcester.
She became more involved in the sport after attending an ARA Adaptive Rowing Awareness Day at the London Regatta Centre 2004 and from there went on to win bronze and gold medals at the World Championships and Paralympics most recently winning Gold at the London Paralympics 2012. Naomi also recently helped launched the newly opened Oxfam book store in Marlow High Street.
Entrance is free but anyone wishing to attend the event, starting at 6.30pm, is asked to email email@example.com, before the day so organisers are prepared for the numbers.
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