WROUGHTON teenager Thomas Stamp has been named as a Young Sporting Ambassador for national charity Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Thomas, who has Cerebral Palsy, autism and ADHD, is a T35 athlete, running 100m, 200m and 400m distances. He is a member of South Gloucestershire Athletics Club and is on the British Athletics parallel success pathway while also attending New College Swindon.

Thomas is a regular participant and medallist at Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics events and was selected to take part in the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2019.

Thomas helped spread the word about Cerebral Palsy Sport through his involvement in the Rickshaw Challenge which led to numerous enquiries from young people and parents, and gave the charity a great amount of coverage and built awareness.

Thomas has been supported by Cerebral Palsy Sport, which receives funding from BBC Children in Need to give young people with cerebral palsy and associated physical impairments the chance to access sports and activities catered to meet their need, provides training opportunities and regular sporting events.

Through his involvement with Cerebral Palsy Sport, he competed in the CISPRA 2018 World Games where he won silver medals in the 100m and 200m events.

Cerebral Palsy Sport say they are very much looking forward to working with Thomas in his new Ambassadorial role.

After being invited to become a Young Sporting Ambassador for the charity, Thomas said: “I accepted with great honour the invitation to become a Young Sporting Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

“I am looking forward to inspiring generations of children and adults of now and generations to come.”