BT Olympic Day

July 28, 2010

Two years to go until London 2012!

Yesterday evening, Kelly had the pleasure of attending an informal drinks reception to celebrate two years to go to the start of the London 2012 Games.

The 27th July 2010 marked a two year countdown to the start of the London 2012 Games, BT, as the Official Communications Services Partner and a Sustainability Partner for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. were delighted host the event at the BT building in Lanyon Place, Belfast to celebrate the occasion and further build momentum in Northern Ireland in the lead up to the Games.

The event was also attended by the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Nelson McCausland, The Chief Executive Officer of BT, Graham Sutherland, Dame Mary Peters, and Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes.

L-R Graham Sutherland CEO BT, Olympic Medallist, Paddy Barnes, Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Mary Peters, Paralympian Kelly Gallagher


Through SportsAid and the Mary Peters’ Trust Kelly was awarded £500 from Asda Athletes sporting chance during 2010.

Kelly will be working with the Events Co-ordinator in her designated store, Asda Bangor, Co. Down over the coming months to promote the partnership between Asda and athletes in development like Kelly.

Kelly will also be updating her Asda Athletes’ blog, keeping readers up to date with her developments after the Paralympics.  There is also an opportunity for readers to leave Kelly comments on the blog throughout the season

Kelly’s parents attended the launch of the Mary Peters’ Trust’s Annual Report. The reception was held in the newly renovated and reopened Belfast City Hall.

 Kelly is supported in 2010 through the Mary Peters’ Trust by Asda/SportsAid and was sorry to have not been in attendance herself. The Mary Peters’ Trust supports athletes, helping towards the cost of expenses in respect of preparation, training and competition within sport in Northern Ireland and further afield. To read the Annual report please follow this link:-

 The event was attended by Dame Mary Peters and Northern Ireland Sports Minister Nelson McCausland.

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