LONDON – The London office of global law firm Reed Smith is continuing its partnership with SportsAid, a UK charity that supports talented young athletes to achieve their ambitions in sport and life, to sponsor and support 10 young athletes and para-athletes who are hoping to join the next generation of the sports stars.

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To celebrate the partnership, the office hosted a welcome reception alongside four-time Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and Shanice Beckford-Norton, captain of the London Lions basketball team. The event also featured live boxing and table tennis demonstrations.

Andrew Jenkinson, London office managing partner, said: “We were delighted to host such an exciting event alongside Chemmy Alcott, our greatest ever British female skier, and Shanice Beckford-Norton, who captains the London Lions basketball team. This is the second year that Reed Smith has partnered with SportsAid. Through the initiative we are sponsoring 10 talented athletes and para-athletes who each receive our support towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as access to online workshop support and personal development opportunities. We are very proud to be supporting our next generation of sports stars and wish them every success as they build their sporting careers.”

SportsAid is a national UK charity that helps young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country's next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions. SportsAid supports over 1,000 athletes each year, most of whom are aged 12 to 18.

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