CJ’s ‘Special Olympic’ Dream

Friday 21 September 2018

  • Doors: 21/09/2018 07:00PM

CJ's Special Olympic Dream!' 

The Grand is proud to support the efforts of a Ribble Valley family to help an ambitious, courageous and talented young woman achieve her 'Special Olympic dream'.

Caroline Jennison - 'CJ' for short - is aiming to compete at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019.  The Grand and CJ's friends and family are hosting a fabulous night of live music to help raise the money towards the cost her fulfilling this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


CJ is a Special Olympian for 2019 and for a good reason! CJ has been selected to represent Great Britain in this very prestigious Special Olympics to be held in Abu Dhabi in March 2019.  She has managed to gather some of her favourites bands together to play for a night of great music, good vibe and fundraising to help her to get to Abu Dhabi. CJ is a true northerner and is especially delighted to represent the Northern Team at the event.


CJ’s Journey:  CJ has been doing gymnastics since she was about 8 and has gone on to do many competitions and tournaments. CJ grew up in Middlesbrough and started her career in gymnastics at Gymworld where she became a great student and then a caring coach. She passed her exams and now offers her words of wisdom to other special people.

CJ and her team of pupils are special because they have a range of abilities including Downs Syndrome to Tourette’s and Epilepsy.

CJ is a role model to the younger students who admire her drive, ambitious nature and determination to succeed.

CJ has been selected to represent team GB because of this and a recognition that she is a Special Olympian. 

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