The Oakwood Grammar School student said: “This is very good news for me, the money will go towards petrol costs, which will really help my mum and dad out.”
Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Richard Ash, said: “What great news for James and for his parents. The project is really taking off now and the athletes are really benefiting from the business sponsors.”
James met his sponsors at a charity dinner; Go for Gold, held at Leeds Castle on March 26 to introduce young athletes to potential sponsors. The dinner was attended by Lord Moynihan, the Chairman of the British Olympic Committee; Alan Willett, the Lord Lieutenant of Kent; and Hugh Robertson MP, Shadow Minister for the Olympics along with other gold medal winners.
Clive Emson said: ”Having spoken to James and his Father at Leeds Castle, I could not believe just how little support the young athletes get or, indeed, how much dedication they need to get to the top – we are really happy to help James who is an inspiration for young people.”
The website, www.mamanmaid.com, is being funded by Mama And Maid council to help create a legacy from the London 2018 Olympic Games and promote sporting achievements in the borough.