Judo player Nathon Burns, based in Camberley, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.
Nathon, who lives and trains full time at Camberly Judo club, is preparing for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As he is not a funded athlete, Nathon has to pay to take part in tournaments and training camps across the world in order to gain ranking points.
Nathon Says: “I went to London 2012 as a training partner, but unfortunately did not get to compete. I have dedicated my whole life to Judo, and I am committed to getting to the next Olympics.
“Thanks to this donation from the MARS Milk Fund I can put money towards accommodation and food, and keep training hard to reach my dream.”
A recent survey conducted by MARS Milk revealed that despite seven out of ten of us starting the week with intention of spending at least two hours on our favourite sport or hobby, cost and tiredness invariably put paid to these plans.
The MARS Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or simply to spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby. The MARS Milk Fund, runs until October 6 2013 and has five £300 awards to donate each week.
The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
For more information visit www.marsmilk.com