Ice-dancer from Worthing has been picked for the Lillehammer Youth Olympics 2016

Before I was elected as a borough councillor, I launched a charitable organisation called ‘Talent Within You’. It raised money for children to develop their talent through training. Jack Ford, aged 18, from Worthing is a potential Olympic ice-dance champion and we funded a month of dance lessons with Diane Towler Green, British ice-dance champion. You may remember Jack Ford from 2010 when he opened the open-air ice-skating rink in Worthing with Todd Carty (links below) and he also won Splash FM Awards in 2010, Sports Personality of the Year.

After two years of intensive study and ice-training, Jack has now been partnered with Daniella Alessi (British and Welsh senior champion 2013/2014) and they are 2014 British Couple of the Year. The couple has been picked to represent Team GB at Lillehammer in the 2016 World Youth Olympics and they will be busy training up until the event.

Jack lives in Worthing and travels to Streatham Ice Rink on a daily basis to practice. He is staying in Worthing, with his family, so he can finish his education which is a requirement of Sports England.

Jack has launched a fundraiser on INDIEGOGO LIFE, similar to Just Giving, in order to attract sponsorship and funding. The funding will be used for coaching and travel to the Internationals, physiotherapy fees, costumes, coaching, skates and blades. As a guide, skates and blades cost £750 and last for 6 months to a year.

Message from Jack: “I hope you will find it in your heart to help me fulfil my dream to compete in the Olympics and be proud of wearing my nation’s flag around my shoulders and listen to Britain’s National Anthem. I want you to help me make you proud by achieving my dream and delivering a medal. I have thought of nothing else since I was a small boy. Every little helps so please help.”

All businesses that support Jack will see their logo on his website, skate wear and receive regular updates of competitions and achievements. Jack would make himself available for personal endorsements and public appearances. Businesses will also receive a personalised certificate for their business records.

The link to Jack’s website is: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/my-olympic-dream–4/x/375492

Watch these YouTube movies to see how amazing Jack was 5 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ETR5PmRYRU Tim Loughton MP and Vicky Vaughan talking about Talent Within You – we look so young!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ETR5PmRYRU (interview with Jack Ford in 2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSEs-4yOHB4 (Todd Carty/Jack Ford opening ice-rink)
https://www.facebook.com/TalentWithinU (Talent Within You Facebook page – the charitable organisation Vicky Vaughan and Mike Pisko set up to help kids like Jack to nurture their talent). I hope to re-launch Talent within You in in a few years, but am currently concentrating on my business and Masters qualification.
http://en.lillehammer2016.no

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Jack is available for photographs – please call me on 07909 693172.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Vicky Vaughan DipM MCIM
Managing Director and Creative Chartered Marketer
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This photo was taken in 2010 just before Jack Ford opened the ice rink
Left Todd Carty, Middle Jack Ford, Right Vicky Vaughan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo was taken in 2010 just before Jack Ford opened the ice rink
Left Todd Carty, Right Jack Ford.

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