Olympic athlete Tessa Sanderson attracts sell-out audience at talk

From left, Ranna Patel, Geof Hyde, Trevor Peacock, Steve Miller, Tessa Sanderson with Olympic gold medal, Adrian Smith, Andy Rowe, Trevor Peacock
From left, Ranna Patel, Geof Hyde, Trevor Peacock, Steve Miller, Tessa Sanderson with Olympic gold medal, Adrian Smith, Andy Rowe, Trevor Peacock
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AN Olympic athlete attracted a sell-out audience to an annual memorial evening.

Tessa Sanderson, who won a gold medal in the 1984 javelin event, talked about the sport, the challenges she has faced in life and the charity she set up at the Len Pick Memorial Evening at Bourne Corn Exchange on Wednesday.

During the evening she was supported by Steve Miller, who has been heavily involved with the planning of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The event, which is in its sixth year and promotes the charitable trust founded by the late farmer Len Pick, was a great success according to trust chairman Andy Rowe. He said: “Tessa and Steve visited all the Bourne schools during the day and were able to impart to their appreciative audiences something of the background to the London Olympics, The evening event in the corn exchange was equally successful.

“We are delighted that the whole day went really well.”