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Council welcomes sporting heroes

Published: 15/11/2016

Flintshire County Council has hosted a special civic event to recognise the achievement of our county’s Paralympic heroes. Sabrina Fortune, F20 shot put bronze medallist, and Beverley Jones who competed in the F37 discus in 2016 – her 5th Paralympic Games in a row - were welcomed at a reception hosted by the Chairman, Councillor Peter Curtis, the Leader, Cllr Aaron Shotton and Chief Executive, Colin Everett, along other councillors and officers. Following the reception, the athletes attended a presentation at the start of the County Council meeting in County Hall, Mold where they each received a bouquet of flowers and a standing ovation. Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Peter Curtis, said: “It is a tremendous honour to welcome these two outstanding athletes to County Hall today. On behalf of the whole of Flintshire County Council, I would like to thank you both for your incredible contribution to sport, not only nationally, but in the local area. I am delighted that both Beverley, Sabrina and their guests, were able to join us today. It is fitting that their home county should recognise their achievements and I warmly congratulate both of you on your success.”