Beere successful in World Championship crowdfund

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Lucy Beere connected  the podiumLucy Beere's metallic medal for Guernsey past summertime was the island's archetypal medal astatine a Commonwealth Games since 1990

Guernsey's Commonwealth Games metallic medallist Lucy Beere has raised the wealth she needs to vie astatine this year's World Bowls Championships.

But she had to crowdfund to rise the £10,000 needed for her and doubles spouse Rose Ogier to vie successful Australia's Gold Coast successful August.

The brace raised £5,600 from radical online portion a backstage donor pledged the remainder of the wealth needed.

"Thank you truthful overmuch to the Guernsey public, but not conscionable the Guernsey public, I've had donations from each astir the world," Beere told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"Without them I wouldn't beryllium speaking truthful cheerily, I'd beryllium alternatively much depressed."

Beere was awarded an MBE successful the New Year Honours database for her accomplishment successful Birmingham past summer, wherever she mislaid 21-17 to Australia's Ellen Ryan successful the Commonwealth Games women's singles final.

It was Guernsey's archetypal medal since since shooters Adrian Breton and Graham le Maitre won bronze successful 1990.

"What the aboriginal holds regarding america going into these competitions for aboriginal events we don't know, let's anticipation this volition promote immoderate large sponsors and companies to travel guardant to warrant america being capable to vie successful them," she added.

"But we've got the wealth and we tin present absorption connected the occupation successful manus which is our grooming docket and reasoning astir the championships alternatively than reasoning astir however the heck we're going to get the money.

"We're not conscionable determination to compete, we're determination to spell retired and win," she added.

"There's nary crushed why, arsenic agelong arsenic we're playing well, wherefore we can't bash that.

"We've mixed it with the champion successful pairs and I person successful singles, truthful there's nary crushed wherefore astatine all, if things each travel together, that we can't bring thing location and inactive alert the emblem for Guernsey."

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