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Mitsubishi dealer Grenson is helping put special needs gymnasts on the path to Los Angeles Games

An event at a Mitsubishi dealership in Crewe has raised some £3,000 to help send two teenage girls to the Special Olympics World Summer Games next year.

The Grenson Motor Company, in Middlewich Road, held a Ladies Night event last Friday in aid of a fund for Sophie Hughes, 13, of Alton Street, Crewe, and Felicity Martin, 18, of Abbotsbury Close, Wistaston, near Crewe, who have an auditory processing disability and confidence issues respectively.

Both girls attend the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts in Broad Street, Crewe, and have been selected to represent Great Britain in the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Games, which are for people with intellectual disabilities and will be held in Los Angeles next summer, but they need to raise £2,500 each for it.

The dealership has said it will do as much as possible to help them realise their dream and has already donated £1,000 itself.

The Ladies Night was organised by service adviser Annabelle Gibson and saw a host of women of all ages enjoy a variety of attractions, including pop-up boutiques, a fashion show, handbags and jewellery for sale, live music, plus a performance by academy students.

Dealer principal Sean Pattinson said: "We’re thrilled that the Ladies’ Night was such a success. Thank you to everyone who was involved and came along and gave so generously. These girls are determined and dedicated, so it’s extremely heart-warming to see others equally devoted to seeing them take part in the Games."

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