Guests at the 2019 MMSA annual dinner on 22 February are in for a night to remember as after dinner speaker Anna Turney details how her early career as a promising snowboarder abruptly changed direction after an accident in 2006 on the slopes of Yamagata in Japan left her paralysed from the waist down. Undaunted, she retrained and became a world class Paralympic sit skier, before moving on to her current role as a fund raiser and mother.
Described as fun, inspirational and motivational, Anna was inspired in her recovery by coverage of the 2006 Turin Paralympics. Following three years of training, in a discipline that sees competitors race over the same courses and runs as Olympic ski racers on adapted equipment, her determination and skill led to multiple Paralympic medals including Britain’s best ever performance in female sit skiing.
She added to her total medal haul with two silver and four bronze medals at the 2014 World Cup being a particular highlight.
“My journey from snowboarder to racing on the Olympic Men’s Downhill in Sochi at 65mph, via a few hospital beds, has been a roller coaster” says Anna.
The MMSA annual dinner will no doubt be enthralled as she recounts it, including her latest role as mother to Sylvie Louisa and wife to physiotherapist Peter, who she met during her rehabilitation.
A few tickets for the MMSA Annual dinner are still available.
Held in the glamorous surrounds of Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, the cost is £50 each and the booking form can be accessed here:
Download a copy of the Flyer and Booking Form HERE
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