Skipping isn’t Double Dutch for Claire

Claire Murray
Claire Murray

A New Stevenston teenager is appealing for sponsorship so she can skip over to Florida to take part in World Championships.

Brannock High pupil Claire Murray (15) is preparing for the skipping event, which takes place from June 30 to July 10.

A member of the Jump Rope Academy, which trains at Dalziel HS, Claire attends sessions as well as hitting the gym and practicing at home.

She said: “Taking part would be such a great way to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me over the past few years.

“The quote from my skipping coach was £1,200. This is the cost of travel to and from Orlando, accommodation and entry to the competition.

“This is my dream and I would do anything to achieve it. I see this as an opportunity of a lifetime and can guarantee positive publicity no matter how successful I am.”

If you can help Claire, please call 07940 638365 or e-mail

For the full story, see next week’s Times & Speaker - out on Wednesday.