Gatwick Airport sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event

  • Gatwick sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ as the UK’s only disability sport event
  • Airport’s staff to participate in triathlon event teams alongside Paralympians
  • Celebrity captains including Adam Hills, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock

London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is sponsoring the new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event for the everyday ‘Superhero’, their friends and family.

To be filmed by Channel 4, the first event in the series is a triathlon, taking place at Dorney Lake, Windsor on August 19 and will see teams of celebrities participate alongside nearly 2,000 members of the public.

The teams have been formed through a number of different channels including competition winners from the public who will race against each other in the different disciplines. One person in each team must consider themselves to have a disability in order to qualify for the event.

The celebrity team captains range from Paralympians to TV personalities, including: Adam Hills, Hannah Cockcroft, Jonnie Peacock, David Weir, Megan Giglia, Sophie Christiansen and many others.

Gatwick has entered a number of teams, one of which will be captained by Paralympic gold medallist and professional wheelchair tennis player, Gordon Reid. Gordon will take on the push/run stage of the triathlon (1k) and will be joined by Gatwick’s Chief Planning Officer, Tim Norwood (bike 3km) and Abbie Breakwell (an everyday superhero) who will take on the swim (150m).

Gatwick Airport’s Community Engagement Manager, Melanie Wrightson, said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Superhero Series and are especially looking forward to participating in the triathlon alongside so many world-renowned athletes. Gatwick has always been an advocate of accessibility at the airport for people of all abilities and welcomes events like this which raise the profile of disability inclusion.

“Gatwick is proud of the continuing support that it provides to projects, events, and causes in local communities throughout the South through sponsorship every year.”

Superhero Series founder, Sophia Warner, said:

“I’m super proud to be working with an organisation so committed to championing the Everyday Superhero. Without the support of our fantastic Super Partners this series wouldn’t be possible.”

About London Gatwick

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 on the wider airport campus alone. The airport is south of Central London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express, and is part of the Oyster contactless payment network. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.

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