Stella
Jelly
stellbell2011@hotmail.co.ik
No
Alice
Lundy
allyjlundy@gmail.com
31/05/2020
No
Huguette
Boyagis
huguette@boyagis.co.uk
No
India
Collins-Davies
india.collins-davies@hotmail.co.uk
No
Ruth
Tozer
ruuuth@hotmail.com
No
Nici
Bates
Nicistahractress@hotmail.com
No
Pauline
Evans
pulsed@hotmail.com
No
Amanda
Smith
asmith663@gmail.com
30/09/2018
30/09/2019
Yes
Emily
Gailey
equusphoto@outlook.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2019
Yes
Tessa
Heathcote
tessa1965@mac.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2019
Yes
Millicent
Hyam
kevin_hyam@hotmail.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2019
Yes
Elaine
Newman
newman65@btinternet.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2019
Yes
Sue
Wilkes
suewilkes48@hotmail.co.uk
07/10/2018
07/10/2019
Yes
Kate Louise
Comins
saracomins1@gmail.com
12/10/2018
12/10/2019
Yes
Suzy
Moore
sznnmr@gmail.com
13/10/2018
13/10/2019
Yes
Marie
Norman
mnorm@hotmail.co.uk
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Rhonda
Belchamber
rhondabel@me.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Julie
Jones
jjones5@ntlworld.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Vivien
Leslie
nandvleslie@hotmail.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Nicolas
Leslie
nandvleslie@hotmail.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Janice
Hawes
janice.hawes@icloud.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2019
Yes
Lacey
Ohara
Nicohara@consultant.com
18/10/2018
18/10/2019
Yes
Sandra
McMorrow
san.mc61@hotmail.co.uk
18/10/2018
18/10/2019
Yes
Lara
Phillips
lara_phillips@hotmail.com
19/10/2018
19/10/2019
Yes
Izzy
Carroll
isabellacarroll20.12@gmail.com
19/10/2018
19/10/2019
Yes
Freddie
Lamb
hay.lamb@icloud.com
19/10/2018
19/10/2019
Yes
Katie
Thompson
katie.thompson712@gmail.com
21/10/2018
21/10/2019
Yes
Alice
Lundy
allyjlundy@gmail.com
21/10/2018
21/10/2019
Yes
Liz
Wakefield
wakefield.ea@gmail.com
23/10/2018
23/10/2019
Yes
Philippa
Puttock
philippaparsons@hotmail.co.uk
23/10/2018
23/10/2019
Yes
Olivia
Morris
oliviam99@sky.com
23/10/2018
23/10/2019
Yes
Sian
Smith
thesiansmith@hotmail.com
24/10/2018
24/10/2019
Yes
Hannah
Slee
hannahs@rainbowcentre.org
24/10/2018
24/10/2019
Yes
Victoria
Liston
victoria.liston@gmail.com
24/10/2018
24/10/2019
Yes
Fiona
Thurnell
vikingflagship2@gmail.com
24/10/2018
24/10/2019
Yes
Sofia
Crockatt
karencrockatt@yahoo.co.uk
25/10/2018
25/10/2019
Yes
Eniko
Kocsis
EnikoK@rainbowcentre.org
29/10/2018
29/10/2019
Yes
Claire
Demonte
claire_demonte@hotmail.com
29/10/2018
29/10/2019
Yes
Charlotte
Home
charlottehome1@hotmail.co.uk
30/10/2019
Yes
Nick
Hooper
nick.hooper@zen.co.uk
30/10/2019
Yes
nikki
radcliffe
nikkir@rainbowcentre.org
30/10/2019
Yes
James
Mudie
jamesm@rainbowcentre.org
30/10/2019
Yes
Ellie
Simpson
ellie_simpson@ymail.com
30/10/2019
Yes
Karin
Burke
burkekarin@gmail.com
30/10/2019
Yes
Maya
Thomas
mayat@rainbowcentre.org
30/10/2019
Yes
mary
defty
mary.defty@live.co.uk
30/10/2019
Yes
Isabel
Burton-Graham
salisburysg@yahoo.co.uk
30/10/2018
30/10/2019
Yes
Rodrigo
Barnes
rodrigobarnes@mac.com
02/11/2018
02/11/2019
Yes
Cat
Lee
cat.lee12@virginmedia.com
03/11/2018
03/11/2019
Yes
Eve
Osborne
evieosborne@hotmail.co.uk
03/11/2018
03/11/2019
Yes
Maddy
Hopson
maddyhopson97@gmail.com
03/11/2018
03/11/2019
Yes
Chloe
Smith
chloegsmith13@gmail.com
03/11/2018
03/11/2019
Yes
Polly
Moses
polly.moses@hotmail.com
07/11/2018
07/11/2019
Yes
Sophie
Bebb
sophie.bebb@weatherbeeta.com
09/11/2018
09/11/2019
Yes
Sophie
Stroud
nikkiclarke42@gmail.com
13/11/2019
Yes
Clare
Gussin
cvgussin@gmail.com
13/11/2019
Yes
Rachel
Broxton
rachel_broxton@yahoo.com
13/11/2018
13/11/2019
Yes
Chris
Fry
chris.fry@frylaw.co.uk
13/11/2018
13/11/2019
Yes
Paul
Blakey
pblakey62@outlook.com
13/11/2018
13/11/2019
Yes
Jo
Pitkin
jo_pitkin@hotmail.com
14/11/2018
14/11/2019
Yes
Victoria
Handbury-Madin
victoria@themovementcentre.co.uk
14/11/2018
14/11/2019
Yes
Darren
Measor
dmeasor_2000@yahoo.co.uk
14/11/2018
14/11/2019
Yes
Tia
Smith
kellyandmalc.smith@gmail.com
16/11/2018
16/11/2019
Yes
Catherine
Morgan
catherine.morgan@howdengroup.com
19/11/2018
19/11/2019
No
Charlotte
Simms
charlotte.simms@student.kuleuven.be
22/11/2018
22/11/2019
Yes
Lucy
Cockrem
lucyanne155@gmail.com
11/12/2018
11/12/2019
Yes
Jacqui
Walker
jacquiwalker84@gmail.com
18/01/2019
18/01/2020
Yes
Carol
Bardo
moorfm@aol.com
24/01/2019
24/01/2020
Yes
Nate
Williams
nate.williams365@gmail.com
29/01/2019
29/01/2020
Yes
Gladys
Allman
gladys.allman@gmail.com
29/01/2020
Yes
Helen
Kerry
helenm60@icloud.com
29/01/2019
29/01/2020
No
Ella
Hornby
mghornby9@gmail.com
01/02/2019
01/02/2020
Yes
Maxine
Walsh
maxcarolinewalsh@gmail.com
10/02/2020
Yes
Helen
Kay
helen@d1hel.com
16/02/2019
16/02/2020
Yes
Melissa
Teeter
hardyboysfan89@gmail.com
13/03/2020
Yes
Caitlin
Fahy
caitlinfahy@yahoo.co.uk
14/03/2019
14/03/2020
Yes
Amy
Downing
sales@jeremyrudgesaddlery.co.uk
15/03/2019
15/03/2020
No
Paul
Henriques-Tonge
paulht80@gmail.com
26/03/2019
26/03/2020
No
Isabela
Coppel
iisabelac28@gmail.com
30/03/2019
29/03/2020
Yes
Joey
Spinelli
leighannecooper2@hotmail.com
10/04/2019
10/04/2020
Yes
Gemma
Wynton
gemma.wynton17@bathspa.ac.uk
12/04/2019
12/04/2020
Yes
Mary
Langford
melangford@hotmail.com
12/04/2019
12/04/2020
Yes
Paula
McMillan
paulahmcmillan@yahoo.co.uk
13/04/2019
13/04/2020
Yes
Sarah Hudson
The Rainbow Centre
sarahhudson@rainbowcentre.org
22/04/2019
22/04/2020
No
Lorraine
Dunkley
georgeandgracie1964@gmail.com
03/05/2019
03/05/2020
Yes
Lucy
West
walkerelli2104@gmail.com
04/05/2019
04/05/2020
Yes
Robyn
Cherry
robyn.cherry@weatherbeeta.com
06/05/2019
06/05/2020
No
Rosie
Miss
rjwalker1994@gmail.com
08/05/2019
08/05/2020
Yes
Jennifer
Smith
jennyilett@hotmail.co.uk
09/05/2019
09/05/2020
Yes
Bethan
Randles
brandles@rda.org.uk
16/05/2019
16/05/2020
Yes
Ashleigh
Baker
ashleighkbaker@gmail.com
29/05/2019
29/05/2020
No
Naomi
Dobson
naomi.dobson@btinternet.com
31/05/2019
31/05/2020
Yes
Julie
Consterdine
julie.consterdine@howdengroup.com
13/06/2020
No
Jon & Jo
Hannaford
jon.hannaford@gmail.com
13/06/2019
13/06/2020
Yes
Anna
Burt
anna.burt@RKHarrison.com
13/06/2020
No
Morgan
Smelt
morgansmelt@gmail.com
13/06/2020
No
Emma
Tildesley
em.tildesley@gmail.com
13/06/2020
No
Alison
Fitt
thegirlal@yahoo.co.uk
13/06/2020
No
Henry
Latchem
ldavis061212@gmail.com
29/06/2019
29/06/2020
No
Devina
Bhikha
h3ma81@gmail.com
30/06/2019
30/06/2020
Yes
Deaconsfield Financial Planning
Limited
jonathan@deaconsfieldlife.co.uk
09/07/2019
09/07/2020
Yes
Christine
Smyth
christinejmsmyth@hotmail.co.uk
21/06/2019
14/07/2020
Yes
Christine
Russell
edtomai@hotmail.co.uk
14/07/2019
14/07/2020
Yes
Chrissie
Nichols
chrisn1211@yahoo.co.uk
14/07/2019
14/07/2020
Yes
Jayne
McGarvie
jayneanne2@aol.com
17/07/2019
17/07/2020
Yes
may
appleton
wheelchairhorses@gmail.com
20/07/2019
20/07/2020
Yes
Roz
Cunningham
Farmwhippet@gmail.com
05/08/2019
05/08/2020
Yes
Sara
Hutton-Potts
sara.hutton.potts@gmail.com
11/08/2019
11/08/2020
Yes
Eve
Williams
jenni.williams2010@gmail.com
17/08/2019
17/08/2020
Yes
Trudie
BALL
trudie@1stfd.co.uk
20/08/2019
20/08/2020
No
Robyn
Turner
r.j.turner.175@gmail.com
09/09/2019
09/09/2020
Yes
Karla
Butler
karla.butler@hotmail.co.uk
09/09/2019
09/09/2020
Yes
Becca
Birt
rebeccabirt18@gmail.com
10/09/2019
10/09/2020
Yes
Becca
Birt
rebeccabirt2006@icloud.com
10/09/2019
10/09/2020
No
Laura
Brodie
lbrodie48704@icloud.com
10/09/2019
10/09/2020
Yes
Lucie
Jones
luciejones86@gmail.com
10/09/2019
10/09/2020
Yes
Sarah
Penney
slpenney890@hotmail.com
10/09/2019
10/09/2020
Yes
Izzy
Marshall
izzy.marshall@outlook.com
14/09/2019
14/09/2020
Yes
Flora
Spenlove-Brown
bluefluffyunicorns22@icloud.com
14/09/2019
14/09/2020
Yes
Katie
Reilly
k.heavey@yahoo.co.uk
17/09/2019
17/09/2020
Yes
carol
Mclean
ianandcarol123@btinternet.com
20/09/2018
28/09/2020
Yes
Paula
Jubilee
paulajubilee1@gmail.com
10/10/2018
10/10/2020
Yes
Grace
Lloyd Jones
graceelj@aol.com
11/10/2018
10/10/2020
Yes
Kate
Vigurs
kate@katevigurs.com
11/10/2018
11/10/2020
Yes
Helen
Somerset How
Helens@rainbowcentre.org
14/10/2019
14/10/2020
Yes
Clare
Storey
miss.c.storey@gmail.com
15/10/2018
15/10/2020
Yes
Gill
Morrison
gmorrison@inet24.co.uk
16/10/2018
16/10/2020
Yes
Charlotte
Dance
karenj.dance@gmail.com
17/10/2018
17/10/2020
Yes
Christine
Stam
cstam@live.co.uk
18/10/2018
18/10/2020
Yes
PENELOPE
READ
penny.read1@btinternet.com
20/10/2019
20/10/2020
Yes
Dani
Murdoch
dani@bramshottchase.com
23/10/2018
23/10/2020
Yes
Kirstie
Stevens
kirstiestevens@zoho.com
24/10/2018
24/10/2020
Yes
Clare
King
MrsK1806@sky.com
31/10/2018
31/10/2020
Yes
Lizzie
Bartlett
lizziejbartlett@gmail.com
31/10/2018
31/10/2020
Yes
Sarah
Morris
slmorris2015@gmail.com
04/11/2019
04/11/2020
Yes
Olivia
Pack
livvipack1995@gmail.com
05/11/2019
05/11/2020
Yes
Linda
Beesley
beesley_kangaroos@hotmail.com
03/12/2018
03/12/2020
Yes
Hannagh
Mohan
ellemohan@btopenworld.com
05/12/2019
05/12/2020
Yes
Katherine
Swan
kat.swan94@gmail.com
09/12/2019
09/12/2020
Yes
Tia
Ruel
t1adruel97@gmail.com
17/12/2019
17/12/2020
Yes
Deborah
Metcalf
debbymetcalf@gmail.com
20/12/2020
Yes
Jana
Zenklova
jzenklova@gmail.com
27/12/2019
27/12/2020
Yes
Carole
Adlington
perkca44@yahoo.ca
31/12/2018
31/12/2020
Yes
Elaine
Massung
elaine.massung@gmail.com
01/01/2020
01/01/2021
Yes
Annabelle
Groombridge
amanda.harvey1@btopenworld.com
26/01/2020
26/01/2021
Yes
Claire
Boggs
claireboggs@googlemail.com
05/02/2019
05/02/2021
Yes
Aimee
Steele
ernasteele@googlemail.com
13/02/2020
13/02/2021
Yes
Suzanne
Botana
smbotana@mac.com
15/02/2020
15/02/2021
Yes
Mary
March
basilbay43@yahoo.com
17/02/2020
17/02/2021
Yes
Jax
Keal
jax.keal@googlemail.com
06/03/2020
06/03/2021
Yes
Zoe
Squirrell
zoesq@hotmail.co.uk
13/03/2021
Yes
Rosabel
Pike
marcelle.pike@gmail.com
13/03/2020
13/03/2021
Yes
Heather
Hornung
physio@cheerful.com
31/03/2020
31/03/2021
Yes
Matilda
Carnegie
matildacarnegie@gmail.com
17/04/2020
17/04/2021
Yes
Immy
Coughlan
imogencoughlan@hotmail.co.uk
09/05/2020
09/05/2021
Yes
Malene
Garfield-Davies
malenegd@icloud.com
15/05/2019
15/05/2021
Yes
Jess
Mylroie
jessterday@gmail.com
31/05/2020
31/05/2021
Yes
Ceris
Williams
ceriswilliams251@aol.com
31/05/2020
31/05/2021
Yes
Jennifer
Naccarato
jen.naccarato331@gmail.com
31/05/2020
31/05/2021
Yes
Jill
Fitzpatrick
info@lambournrda.co.uk
31/05/2020
31/05/2021
Yes
Nicky
Tomkinson
nickyisele1970@gmail.com
31/05/2020
31/05/2021
Yes
Ann
Jameson
annjamesonmusic@gmail.com
05/06/2020
05/06/2021
Yes
Hannah
Watkins
88hannah.roberts@gmail.com
21/06/2020
21/06/2021
Yes
Carmen
Armistead
cgarmistead@gmail.com
14/07/2021
Yes
Lizzie
Bennett
eb428.cam@gmail.com
03/08/2019
03/08/2021
Yes
Deborah
MacDonald
deb_macdonald@hotmail.co.uk
15/08/2019
15/08/2021
Yes
Denise
Hollington
d.e.hollington@mail.co.uk
17/08/2019
18/08/2021
Yes
Louise
Clark
Louise.f.clark@outlook.com
21/08/2020
20/08/2021
No
Lin
Turner
shaunandlin@gmail.com
21/08/2020
21/08/2021
No
Claire
Sieuzac
csieuzac@yahoo.com
23/08/2020
23/08/2021
No
Karen
Jones
contactsolutionsfrance@gmail.com
24/08/2020
24/08/2021
No
Carolyne
Baker
cjb100@ntlworld.com
31/08/2018
31/08/2021
Yes
Janet
Abrahams
jhgabrahams@gmail.com
20/09/2018
20/09/2021
Yes
Sheila
Daly
sheilaanndaly@hotmail.com
24/09/2018
24/09/2021
Yes
Jacqueline
Thacker
Jacquelinethacker12@gmail.com
29/09/2018
29/09/2021
Yes
Nikki
Daly
xyani@hotmail.com
01/10/2018
01/10/2021
Yes
Carole
Mounce
carole.mounce@btinternet.com
02/10/2018
02/10/2021
Yes
Jane
McIntosh
janemcintosh32@gmail.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2021
Yes
Elan
Williams
ceriswilliams251@aol.com
07/10/2018
07/10/2021
Yes
Judith
McKnight
judithmcknight@outlook.com
11/10/2018
11/10/2021
Yes
Martin
Wink
martin@mwink.co.uk
11/10/2018
11/10/2021
Yes
Stephanie
Jamieson
srjamieson@btinternet.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2021
Yes
Sheila
Dyke
sheiladyke@hotmail.co.uk
16/10/2018
16/10/2021
Yes
David
Mortlock
davidmortlock76@gmail.com
16/10/2018
16/10/2021
Yes
Alex
Christiansen
alex_christiansen@hotmail.com
17/10/2018
17/10/2021
Yes
Miranda
Purves
mcvp@ashenfield.co.uk
17/10/2018
17/10/2021
Yes
Karl
Christiansen
kchristiansen20@yahoo.co.uk
19/10/2018
19/10/2021
Yes
Chris
Owen
caowen@virginmedia.com
21/10/2018
20/10/2021
Yes
JoAnne
Hughes
joahughe.jh@gmail.com
21/10/2020
21/10/2021
No
Cecilia
Roche
rochec@uk.ibm.com
23/10/2018
23/10/2021
Yes
Kitty
Scarboro
debbie@simonscarboro.com
25/10/2018
25/10/2021
Yes
Paula
Jones
peeeeje@aol.com
29/10/2018
28/10/2021
Yes
Ruth
Busse
ruth.busse@gmail.com
30/10/2018
29/10/2021
Yes
Ellie
Bicknell
elliebicknell@yahoo.co.uk
10/11/2021
No
Alice
Bowen
alice.bowen@weatherbeeta.com
10/11/2021
No
Sheila
Elliott
sackchristiansen@gmail.com
11/11/2018
11/11/2021
Yes
Candice
Pottage
candice@equilibriumproducts.com
11/11/2021
No
Jen
Stoneman
jkstoneman@gmail.com
12/11/2018
12/11/2021
Yes
Catriona
Adams
treeny@mac.com
14/11/2018
14/11/2021
Yes
Julia
Balfour
jmbalfour@virginmedia.com
16/11/2018
16/11/2021
Yes
Name
Age
DoB
DoB2
Month
Renewal
LARGE
31/07/2019
No
Hook
01/08/2019
8
No
Chris
5
No
Lindsay
20
No
Chris
10
No
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Good day, I recently sent you a sum for the gold club towards your Olympic funding. I sent it through PayPal but didn’t receive any confirmation. I’m concerned that you haven’t received. Please could you check £25.00 from Beccy hunt. Good luck in paras.🙏
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Hannah Cowdell
Dear Ms Christiansen, I hope this email finds you well. My name's Hannah and I would really like to have the opportunity to discuss the 'For A Richer Life' project with you. 'For A Richer Life' is an initiative powered by Quintet Private Bank which aims to explore the truly valuable aspects of life through articles, videos and content featuring individuals across sectors. Previous contributors include broadcaster Stephen Fry, entrepreneur Jo Malone and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In August, we intend to publish an article featuring the stories of olympians and paralympians to coincide with the games in Tokyo. Could I ask whether you would be interested in contributing to 'For A Richer Life’? If you are comfortable doing so, we would like to speak to you about your experience as a member of the UK Paralympic team. This would comprise a phone interview lasting up to an hour in order for us to produce a written article. The article would appear on the website www.foraricherlife.com with some content also featuring on the Instagram page @foraricherlife. We would also love to hear your thoughts on what a richer life means to you through a short 10-30 second mobile video recording, starting with: 'A richer life to me means...'. The video will be featured on the 'For A Richer Life' social media channels including the @foraricher life Instagram where you can also find previous examples. If you would like further details or if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Thank you for your time; I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Best wishes, Hannah Cowdell
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Pippa Drew
Hi Sophie, I have sent you a message on Facebook, I have a horse 10 x better than Gazel with a walk for a 9/10 you might be interested in.
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Hi Sophie, I wondered if I could tempt you into a chat? I trust you’re keeping well. We’re helping the LLDC identify three new board members, and I was hoping to ask your advice. The London Legacy Development Corporation has a clear mission and purpose, to use the opportunity of the London 2012 Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to change the lives of people in East London and drive growth and investment in London and the UK, by developing an inspiring and innovative place where people want to live, work and visit. Their regeneration role extends well beyond the transformation of the Park, and its vision and mission are ambitious. Its plans include: delivering new neighbourhoods and building thriving communities, embedding higher education, innovation, enterprise, arts and culture at the heart of the Park, creating job opportunities, and working in partnership to regenerate the areas surrounding the Park. Full details are in the link below, and whilst they welcome applications from a range of candidates they’ve have a particular interest in people with the following experience: • Finance/Audit – ideally with experience of having served on an Audit Committee • The management and running of large stadia or venues • Lived experience of disability – ideally relating to sports Full specification: https://search.green-park.co.uk/lldc-board/welcome/ I wondered whether this might be of interest to you, or your network? Thanks. Kind regards, Jon
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Sophie replied 22/06/21
Claire Hubbard
Hi!! Sophie came to visit our stand on Friday at Wellington. She wanted a Scharf hat for the Olympics and was going to check on logo size. She wanted the hat for Hartpury prior to the Olympics. She said someone would call me re the ok for the logo? As the schedule to get this hat to her is tight, it is already being made for her so she can have it in time. Could someone please call me asap. Thanks, claire
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Sophie replied 15/06/21
Emma
Hello Sophie, My name is Emma Purcell and I'm a writer for online magazine Disability Horizons. We are interested in doing a written interview with you. Please can you confirm will you be competing/soon to qualify for Tokyo this summer?  For the interview, I would have the questions written on a word document then email it to you for you to write up your answers, attach a few images and email it back to me. This makes the interview accessible for both of us and fits with our community style, where all our articles are written by disabled people. Alternatively, I'm happy to speak to you over the phone or video call and record it for me to write up. We'd love to publish a featured interview about your disability, equestrian career, preperations for Tokyo and other life achievements. This will stay as a permanent post on our website and would be posted across our social media channels where we have more than 47,000 followers. Please could you let me know if you would be interested in being interviewed? We are flexible with timings so if you can give me your availability over the next few weeks, I can schedule you in. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards Emma Purcell
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Selection is announced early July but everything looks on track. Preference is video call for her to write it up. Replied 15/06/21
Jon Morrison
Dear Sophie, I trust you’re keeping well. We’re helping the LLDC identify three new board members, and I wondered whether a chat might be of interest to you, or your network? The London Legacy Development Corporation has a clear mission and purpose, to use the opportunity of the London 2012 Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to change the lives of people in East London and drive growth and investment in London and the UK, by developing an inspiring and innovative place where people want to live, work and visit. Their regeneration role extends well beyond the transformation of the Park, and its vision and mission are ambitious. Its plans include: delivering new neighbourhoods and building thriving communities, embedding higher education, innovation, enterprise, arts and culture at the heart of the Park, creating job opportunities, and working in partnership to regenerate the areas surrounding the Park. Full details are in the link below, and whilst they welcome applications from a range of candidates they’ve have a particular interest in people with the following experience: • Finance/Audit – ideally with experience of having served on an Audit Committee • The management and running of large stadia or venues • Lived experience of disability – ideally relating to sports Full specification: https://search.green-park.co.uk/lldc-board/welcome/ I wondered whether I could tempt you into a chat? Thanks. Kind regards,
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Please reply saying unfortunately I can't afford another voluntary role
Cynthia Akinsanya
Dear Sophie, I am contacting you on behalf of Julia Streets. DiverCity Podcast is a fortnightly podcast looking at Diversity and Inclusion, within financial services, hosted by Julia Streets. Here is a link to the latest episode. DiverCity Podcast launched in October 2017, features contributions from leading lights and influential figures in financial services. In October 2018 we celebrated our first anniversary with an event which included two controversial panels. Here is a list of all the guests who have been on the podcast so far. We have continued recording episodes during the lockdown period using an online platform, and have recorded a Special Episode, Let’s Talk About Racism and we have been privileged to include Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England as one of our guests. With this in mind, we would be delighted if you could join us as a guest on an episode on the podcast. We are specifically interested in hearing your thoughts and insights on diversity and inclusion - specifically on the topic of disability. The date and time we have scheduled for recording is: 2 June 11.30am - 12.45pm We estimate that the recording will take no more than 1.5 hours max via the online platform Zoom. Please confirm which of the dates and times would be preferable, so I can secure this. If these dates and times are not suitable for you, might I suggest we look at dates in May. Also, please feel free to suggest anyone you think would be another guest to join you on the recording. If we can confirm availability first, then please let me know if there are any burning topics that you’re keen to talk about, particularly those you don’t see being debated; we can provide you with any relevant data, statistics, research, or compelling articles in advance of the recording. We will prepare a briefing document with background information to the podcast and some prepared questions. If you have any questions regarding DiverCity Podcast, please feel free to contact me via email or on 077 868 02635. I hope you will consider taking part and I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Cynthia
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Replied 28/05/21
LAURA LAURENSON
Hello Sophie, aside from being a huge fan of your work with accessibility, women in tech and para dressage I'm also writing on behalf of an Isle of Wight based CIC that I manage - Wight Horse CIC believes strongly that everyone should have the chance to meet and ride horses, no matter their ability, age or background. We'd love to be able to work with you, either by holding an event where you could speak for us and stay with us or as a patron (I know you're super busy!!) Our CIC is based at Island Riding Centre and we have the island's only para hoist, a changing spaces bathroom and hearing loop and accessible accommodation. We work with the RDA and with further fundraising for our CIC, hope to reach as many people as possible, as we well know, working with horses really is the best therapy. If you'd like to know more about us, please have a look here - https://www.islandriding.com/accessible-horse-riding/ and http://www.wighthorse.co.uk/ Have a lovely afternoon and chat soon.. Many Thanks, Laura Laurenson, Chair Wight Horse CIC
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Replied 16/04/21
Henrik Efros
Dear Sir or Madam, I'm collecting autographs for many years now and it would be amazing, if you could send me a real autograph of Sophie Christiansen for my collection. My hobby is very important to me, so this would be wonderful. Here is my address: Henrik Efros Obere Bauscherstrasse 19 92637 Weiden Germany Thank you very much! Best regards! Henrik
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Second time he's sent exactly the same message, replied back in November asking to join the club
Katharine Reid
Hi Sophie, I heard you speak at a C-Potential event a couple of years ago and was really impressed. I work in technology at JPMorgan (as well as being an amateur equestrian - grass-roots eventing in my case). I'm involved in organising this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which runs 17th to 20th May, and I wondered if you'd be interested in being our keynote EMEA speaker? As a technologist who's succeeded in an investment bank, as well as in international sport I know you'd have a lot to say which will be relevant to our audience and I'd be delighted if you'd consider speaking (virtually) to us. Best wishes, Katharine
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Replied 9/4/21
Rebecca needham
Hi I am a member of the gold club and have been having trouble using the discount code on equilibrium products it keeps telling me the code is not valid. Thanks Rebecca
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Replied 1/4/21
Jane Mcintosh
Hello Sophie, hope you are going well - this just to keep in touch as I've not received a reminder for your Gold Club - I'm now settled in France. Very best wishes to you, horses and team.
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Replied 1/4/21
Penny Lemm
Hello Hope you are well and thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I am writing to you on behalf of my sister, Sam, who is a huge fan of Sophie Christiansen and she has been for a while. Sophie is her favourite equestrian of all time and she loves watching her work on TV, the internet and live at events. Although she loves all of Sophie’s work, I believe her favourites are her work at The Olympic Games. Sam thinks Sophie is the best equestrian ever. I was wondering If it would be possible to please send me a signed photo of Sophie for me to pass on to Sam. It would really make her day and cheer her up at such a difficult time. 2020 was a very strange and difficult year for everyone, however, I really hope 2021 is much better and hopefully we will all manage to get back to some sense of normality. Thank you All the best Penny Mrs. Lemm 1, Westbourne Mount Pontefract WF8 4JX UK
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Replied 1/4/21
Dietmar Feldmann
Fan Mail & Autograph request to Mrs. Sophie Christiansen, CBE Dear Sophie, I like your Para-Dressage performances very much. Furthermore I'm a great admirer of you ! I would therefore be very happy if you could send me 2 handsigned (autographed) photos of you for my collection. (one is for my own collection and the other for the collection of my girl-friend Anna) I would be very pleased if you could fulfill my wishes. Many thanks in advance for your kindness. Success and health may always be at your side. - Stay healthy !!! I wish you a successful year 2021 ! Yours sincerely Dietmar Feldmann ____________________ My postal address is: Mr. Dietmar Feldmann Oelhafendamm 6 / B 26384 Wilhelmshaven Germany
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Replied 01/03/21
Andrew mason
Hi Sophie. I hope you are keeping very well I think you are a equestrian .one of the best and one of my favourites. You have got lots of style and class. as well as being highly talented iam so proud of all the medels you have won. it's great that you get to work twice a week as well . Please could you send me a signed photo my address is 167 kersey crescent speen newbury Berkshire Rg14 1sw thank you .
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Replied 01/03/21
Katie Hobden
My name is Katie Hobden and I am a trustee at the Diamond Riding Centre charity in Carshalton (RDA), I’m writing to ask for videos or pictures that we can share on our social media to help inspire and motivate our riders & volunteers! Having a message from a truly inspirational individual like yourself, with a passion for horses, will really help provide a positive impact and send an encouraging message at a difficult time. A little bit about us….. Diamond is one of the UK’s largest RDA centres (Riding for the Disabled Association) and the centre provides unique facilities to benefit disabled children and adults by having regular contact with horses – either through riding, driving or hippotherapy. Outside of COVID, we have around 350 riders per week, all with a disability, ranging from 3 to 75+ years old. Each week they enjoy half an hour or so when, with the assistance of our instructors and helpers (300+ volunteers), they can enjoy the experience of riding or driving horses, to help improve their capabilities. An experience which takes them out of their daily lives, and puts smiles on their faces! For many of our riders it is one of only a few sports they can participate in and experience some form of independence, a bond with the horses and a sense of achievement. Current COVID activities Like most of us during COVID, we have had to drastically scale back what we can offer our riders, due to the latest lockdown, for the foreseeable future, we are not able to offer any riding. This means that most our riders have not been able to ride with us for almost a year. We can’t wait to get our disabled riders back working with our horses (as soon as we are allowed), but we are aware that for many riders getting back on a horse may be both a physical and mental challenge, and want to make sure we are keeping both our riders and volunteers connected and engaged during this difficult time. Luckily, we have a small but amazing group of staff who are keeping the horses fit & well, and were even able to offer lessons to our volunteers during the summer to keep our 25+ horses working and raise money for the stables. How you could help our riders! During lockdown we have been publishing lots of posts on social media from the horses in our ‘Dougal dines with…’ interviews. More recently have started to add fun worksheets and training aids to our website for volunteers to get people back in the swing of things and to keep them connected with the horses. We would love it if you could help us with this! Would it be possible for you to record a message for our riders, that we can put on social media to help inspire them to think about riding and horses again, or send a fun picture of you and your horses, that we could share with them to cheer them up? This can be anything from a personal experience, a bit of encouragement about the current situation and how you have struggled/survived, a funny story about horses, or any lessons you have learnt whilst riding or working with horses – anything at all! We are also running a virtual raffle to raise money to help keep the centre running during COVID, and if you were able to contribute a prize, that would be amazing, this does not need to be anything large, but something like horseshoes, autographs, clothes or any small fun horsey things that our riders might enjoy! We know you must be very busy and COVID is a difficult time for everyone, so don’t please don’t worry if this is not possible! Many thanks, Katie http://www.diamondcentre.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/thediamondcentrefordisabledriders/
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Paul Harness
I wonder if I can call upon your help, please? I am an assistant Explorer Scout leader with Wetherby whalers Explorer Scout unit, part of Wetherby Scout district. I have been given the opportunity to go to the World Scout Moot in Ireland in July 2022 (which has been postponed from 2021 due to the pandemic). I shall be attending as part of the international service team, which has the responsibility of running the event for the participants. The main aim of the Moot is to give Scouts and Guides (who often wouldn’t be able to) an experience of a lifetime in a new country and to meet and bond with others from around the world. The shared experience is designed to encourage friendship and harmony around the world; something that seems lacking in the current climate. You can read more about the Moot at the website https://www.worldscoutmoot.ie To be able to attend, I need to raise a four figure sum by fundraising, which is difficult at present due to covid-19 preventing face to face activity. So I've come up with the idea of getting well-known people to sign Royal Mail first day covers and then auctioning them online. I’ve a couple of 2012 Olympic covers that feature Sophie; would it be possible to send them to you for her to sign, please? Thanks in anticipation. Paul Harness
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Replied 29/01/2021
dawn henly
I have just joined the gold club for my daughter Josephine henly but would like the details etc sent to me firstly as it is to be a Christmas present . My address is 16 Shandon park west, Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland BT20 5JD Thanks
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Replied 04/12/2020
Stuart Sargent
Hi Team Sophie!, I am not sure if you can help? I am supporting young lady named Georgia who has CP and who is working towards becoming a Paralympic dressage rider. I understand Georgia has met you before at Crompton in Hampshire and even had the opportunity to ride Rio! I am supporting Georgia with seeking voluntary roles particularly in advocacy and support to people with disabilities. This has been difficult through the pandemic but I wanted to reach out to see if you need or know of any opportunities for my client Georgia. I've sent Geogia the website link and suggested she joins the gold club! Best wishes,
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Replied 27/11/20
Henrik Efros
Dear Sir or Madam, I'm collecting autographs for several years now in my freetime and it would make me very happy, if you could send me a real autograph of Sophie Christiansen to include it into my collection. My hobby means very much to me, so this would be wonderful. Here is my address: Henrik Efros Obere Bauscherstr. 19 92637 Weiden Germany Thank you very much! Best regards! Henrik
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Replied 13/11/2020
Andrew Davies
I would like to purchase a gold club membership for my 27 year old daughter as a surprise Christmas Gift to be realised on Christmas day (not before). Your site allows a gift purchase but does not include anything up to the payments page to specify the start date or ensure the surprise remains a surprise until the date requested. How can this be achieved?
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Replied 20/11/20
Adam Tasker
Hi Sophie, I hope you're well. I work for the University of Bradford Union and we've got loads of locked up and bored students at the moment and I've been asked to put something together for Disability History Month. I thought it might be nice to do a Meet the Paralympian event on Zoom where athletes come along and tell their Olympic story over an hour with Q&As. Would you be interested? We've got a load of equestrian students and I know they'd love to chat with you online. I'm thinking at 5.30 or 6pm for an hour. We can pay £100 to you or a charity of your choice? Let us know what you think? I haven't put a schedule together yet, as I'm finding out who is interested but it'll be between the 18th November and the second week of December. We'd send you the video for your channel too :-) Hope to hear back from you Adam
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Replied 06/11/20
Amy Holton
Hello Sorry to bother you, I'm such a fan of Sophie I was wondering if I could have her autograph? I understand that she is very busy so it would be amazing if I received one! I'm happy to send across a stamped envelope if required? Many thanks Amy Holton 15 Wavell Road Gosport Hampshire PO13 0XR
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Replied about Gold Club 06/11/20
Carole Mounce
Hi there I am having problems renewing my membership?
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Joy Storey-Smith
Dear Sophie Hope you are well although 2020 has been somewhat a difficult one. I would love to say that I think you are an absolutely amazing Paralympic equestrian and I just love watching you and your work. I think you are the best and I especially like your part in the Paralympic Games. I hope it doesn’t take long for things to get back to normal and would love to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year – it sounds bizarre already but it will soon be here. I was just wondering, could you please send me a signed picture of your brilliant self, this would be great. My address is: Mrs Storey-Smith; 21 Moor Top Avenue; Ackworth; West Yorkshire; WF7 7JW; UK Thank you Take Care and continue to stay safe. Joy
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Georgie to e-mail about SGC... Replied 13/10/20
Joy Storey-Smith
Dear Sophie Hope you are well although 2020 has been somewhat a difficult one. I would love to say that I think you are an absolutely amazing Paralympic equestrian and I just love watching you and your work. I think you are the best and I especially like your part in the Paralympic Games. I hope it doesn’t take long for things to get back to normal and would love to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year – it sounds bizarre already but it will soon be here. I was just wondering, could you please send me a signed picture of your brilliant self, this would be great. My address is: Mrs Storey-Smith; 21 Moor Top Avenue; Ackworth; West Yorkshire; WF7 7JW; UK Thank you Take Care and continue to stay safe. Joy
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Jennifer Sym
Hello, would someone please be able to give me a call back about an interview with Sophie? Thanks so much. Jennifer, Channel Four News
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Have called back - potentially filming on Tuesday
Hollie Smith
I hope this finds you well. My name is Hollie and I am a producer working on a new BBC2 series about women and would love to know if it's something that would interest Sophie? Below is the programme information. It would be great to set up a call with you to further discuss, should this be something of interest. BBC2 has commissioned a two-part 9.00pm series exploring what it means to be a woman today - at home, at work and in love. The programme will be made by BBC Studios. The series will bring together Kirsty Wark and five other strong and opinionated women to explore the issues facing women in 2020. They will all be interested in speaking up for what they believe in and unpicking the layers of what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. Have things moved on or gone backwards in the last 50 years? Can we really agree on what a woman is? Does more need to be done on the road to equality? Or has gender politics gone too far? We want our cast to have different perspectives but to come together to discuss their viewpoints and share their own life experiences. The series aims to be thought provoking, opening up a space where all five women can observe, ask questions and analyse topics including identity, body image, consent, power and equal pay. The women will stay together for 4/5 days for each of the two programmes and they will go out to meet people who are at the centre of some of the biggest debates surrounding women. They will also hear from and talk to people with remarkable personal stories. We anticipate revealing heart-warming, funny and moving discussions. Each episode is one hour long and will transmit prime-time on BBC2 at 9pm. The series will be filmed in two blocks - late September and mid-October (TBC) and Covid-19 rules permitting. This is an exciting and highly regarded series in which we hope our cast of women will enjoy discussing and debating topical issues. Please do let me know either way if this may be something of interest. My number is 07961 278 959. Kindest regards, Hollie
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Replied 20/08/2020
David Brind
We Are Looking For A Patron For The Absolutely Together Charity Dear Sophie Would you consider becoming a Patron of Absolutely Together? We are a registered charity, providing free leisure experiences - we call them Smiles - to children with additional needs and their families. Currently we provide Smiles in the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Bristol areas and you can see some examples on our website https://www.absolutely-together.org/. During 2019/20 we provided over 13,000 Smiles to families in need. However, the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the Absolutely Together and our beneficiaries. Since the March 2020 lockdown, all activities have ceased and our income has completely dried up. The government has been easing restrictions on the leisure industry over the last few weeks and we believe that this is an ideal time to relaunch the charity, and restart providing children with additional needs some very special experiences. However, almost all of our target families want to take part in leisure activities again but the large majority just can’t afford it. Therefore we are looking for a couple of Patrons to help raise the profile of the Absolutely Together through PR and social media, to attract in donations and reach more children with additional needs. I should stress we are not expecting our Patrons to provide any money themselves, only a small amount of their time, to help increase the visibility of the charity and its activities. If you think you might be able to help, the next step would be to set up a phone or video call, or socially distanced meeting over coffee, to give you a bit more information about what we do and our plans, and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions.
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Replied 20/08/2020
Jane Barker
Hi Sophie, we have pinnned your Gold Club post to the top of our CavalierCentre Facebook page. We wondered if you would be good enough to post about the www.shropshirevirtualshow on your pages - and perhaps mention your involvement on the Equine side and support of the five charities. Perry RDA, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Friends, Shropshire Rural Communities and Dog Aid
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Replied 20/08/2020
Patrick Fox
Dear Sophie, I am a 6th Form Student at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle, Lincolnshire currently undertaking an Extended Project Qualification alongside my A-Levels. I have chosen to look at the impact of Driver Only Operated Trains, focusing on that related to people living with a disability. I wondered whether you would be kind enough to complete and return the attached questionnaire. Please rest assured that all questionnaires will remain anonymous. If you would like to share this with any friends or colleagues, please feel free to do so. I really appreciate your time and help. Link: https://forms.gle/ccdngFzY5HWGrQHr8 Kind Regards, Patrick Fox
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Sophie has completed the questionnaire. Georgie will reply - replied 11/08/2020
Suzanne Friend
Hi I’m looking to this as a gift for my son. I would like to know how much it costs to add on the premium part to the package please.
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Sophie replied on 05/07/2020
Anna Snook
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you and that you are safe and well. I am a secondary school PE teacher at an all girls school local to you in High Wycombe called Wycombe High School, we are trying to put together a ‘virtual sports presentation evening’ and again trying to keep things as ‘normal’ possible for our students during this time. Would you be able to provide a short video that I can show on the ‘night’ to the students along the lines of: Congratulations so far for your effort this year although your season has been cut short, I am sure you have worked incredibly hard, keep training and get ready to come back and represent your school stronger! Well anything will do to boost their spirits and keep them active. Thank you for your time. With hope, Anna Snook (PE Teacher)
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Replied asking for deadline 19/06/2020
Rebecca Brammeld-Jones
Good Evening, I hope you dont mind me getting in touch but I work for a small British company called EquinePatch. We make magnetic reusable patches and magnetic products (leg wraps, hock boots, stifle wraps etc) which are made to measure for horses, humans, dogs and any custom requests. We use the strongest magnets available on the equine market (3400, 4000 and now 5000 Gauss Neodymium magnets). Our products help a large range of issues such as splints, windgalls, thorough pins, tendon issues, ligament injuries, swelling, old injuries, scar tissue, arthritis etc I was wondering could I send you one of our Superpatch's free of charge for you to take a look at and if it could help any of your horses? Please feel free to take a look at our Facebook Page (EquinePatch) where all our products and before and after pictures can be seen. Thank you very much for your time. Kind Regards Rebecca Brammeld-Jones
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Adrian Libberton-Rowe
Hello Sophie, I hope this email finds you well. I'm a District Training Officer with St John Ambulance. Our ambulance cadets are currently just over halfway through our 10 week medical conditions programme which enables them to complete a subject in their grand prior - the award they are all working towards! Next Friday - 5th June - the cadets would like to know about Cerebral Palsy and i was just hoping that you might be able to give a little bit of time to join us in our microsoft teams session. These are sessions are normally delivered by each unit in person. When Covid hit we have been left with a lot of cadets struggling to find something to do, so we came up with these weekly online sessions. So far we've had talks about Arthritis, Heart Attacks, Multiple Sclerosis, Adrenal Insufficiency and Seizures, Respiratory Conditions and Cancer. The offer is taken up by cadets from across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire also known in St John as West Anglia. we have between 50 and 60 cadets join us on the Friday session. The event is an hour from 1915-2015, but we wouldn't expect you to talk for this long if you didn't want to. We are happy to split in into two section - one talking about the condition and one from you about how it is to live with the condition, what barriers you face, and how you've overcome them. We've found the cadets really engage with people who have had or have a medical condition and their passion for education is amazing. We prefer to have someone who knows first hand about the condition and also is able to answer their questions I really hope that you can donate a little bit of time, but i also understand that this is short notice. Please feel free to contact me in any of the ways below if you'd like to discuss this further. If you do say yes, we'd like to advertise to our cadets the amazing special guest joining us to give us a maximum attendance. Best wishes, Adrian Libberton-Rowe MLPI (him/he/his) Virtual Volunteer Manager - East of England - St John Ambulance VVU East 2 - West Anglia (Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex ​E: adrian.libbertonrowe@sja.org.uk M: 07811 026 245
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Please reply with so so sorry - please let us know if Sophie can do anything else for them in future. Replied 15/06/20
MRS SARAH J CUNNINGHAM
Hi, hope your all well. I am contacting you to ask if possible to get a signed photo of Sophie. My daughter will be 21 in June and unable to have a party, because she is in supported living due to cerebral palsey. Katie is mad about horses and admire's what you do. I was trying to think of a way to cheer her up. If it is not possible, I fully understand. Thank you for your time Sarah
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Replied 26/05/20
Horsley and Bookham Riding for the disabled
Hi Sophie I hope you are well. Our RDA is hosting a virtual quiz via zoom on Friday 29th May at 8pm for our supporters. I am sure you have been asked by many people due to lockdown but we wondered if you might consider hosting a round of questions for us?
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REplied 19/05
Jo Blake
Dear Sophie I am writing to introduce you to Humanimal Trust, a national charity based in Godalming. I hope you don’t mind me contacting you as I know you are already support a number of charities. However as we are both local and part of a global network, I thought you might be interested to hear a little about what we do. Humanimal Trust drives collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable and equal medical progress but not at the expense of an animal's life. This is One Medicine. First established in May 2014 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, known globally as a ground-breaking orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon and as TV’s Supervet, we are unique leaders and drivers of this vision in the clinical environment and in public. We seek to increase awareness of One Medicine, especially through our global Humanimal Pledge; we drive collaboration between veterinary and human medicine, especially through our online Humanimal Hub; we engage with the education sector, fund research and learning and seek to influence both thinking and practice across veterinary and human medicine. Our website has more information on all of these activities at www.humanimaltrust.org.uk We believe a world is possible, where animals and humans benefit equally and at the same time from advances in medicine. We believe that equitable advances in both human and animal medicine can be achieved more quickly, if there is closer collaboration and mutually beneficial learning. We believe and advocate that this approach will lead to progressively fewer laboratory animal tests until one day they become obsolete. If you would like to learn more about Humanimal Trust, I’d be delighted to send further information or to talk further. For example, we are seeking to welcome a small number of well-known patrons to the Trust to help increase awareness of our work. If this might interest you, do please let me know. I look forward to hearing your thoughts Yours sincerely Jo Blake Development Manager
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Devon Prosser
Hi Sophie, I hope all is well with you. I'm writing to you today to ask you to take part in an exciting and accessible challenge, whilst helping a cause that is supporting disabled people and the NHS during the current crisis. The #Revita5 challenge! I’d love you to play a special part in our virtual fundraising campaign, Revitalise5. As an important and valued member of the community, your involvement in this campaign would skyrocket our social reach, and help us raise more money and more awareness! All we need you to do is: 1. Pick your 5 challenge. Anything goes! Fancy doing 5 shoulder presses? Or prefer 5 minutes of skipping? How about painting 5 pictures? You can even do 5 minutes of dancing, or flip 5 pancakes, nothing is off the cards! The more creative the better! See our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages for more examples. 2. Do your 5. Record yourself tackling your challenge, and/or take pictures. Post it onto your social media pages (don’t forget to use the #Revita5, and tag us @RevitaliseCharity) 3. Donate £5. Donate £5 (or whatever amount you can!) on our Virgin Money Giving Page. Thank you! 4. Share with 5. Share the challenge amongst your network, nominate 5 family and friends on your social media and get them to take the Revitalise5 challenge. Your support would help us to reach our £2,000 target, so that we can ensure that as many disabled people as possible are kept safe at our Sandpipers centre in Southport. You will also be helping the NHS. At our centres in Southampton and Essex, we are welcoming non COVID-19 patients out of local hospitals who require continued care and cannot return home. This frees up vital beds for COVID-19 patients, helping to relieve the pressure on front line workers. If you have any questions, please email events@revitalise.org.uk , or call Aimee, our Events and Community Fundraising Manager on 07515 668 468. Stay safe and best wishes, Devon
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Sophie has read - need to be careful about how many charities I support so tempted to ignore this
Melody Port
Hi Sophie, I catch the train from Godalming at a similar time to you and see you regularly. I just wanted to check in to see if you require any shopping dropped at your door or prescriptions picking up. I live in Busbridge so am v close to Waitrose and Sainsbury if I can help. Take care Melody
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Replied 26 March 2020
Ioan Lloyd
Hello, I have purchased the Gold Club membership last Sunday but I have not had a confirmation yet. I am just wondering if my payment and details were confirmed. Thank you very much, Yours Faithfully, Ioan Lloyd.
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Replied 20/03/20
Helen Somerset How
I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. I hope your shoulder heals quickly and you're soon back in the saddle.
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Dean Brockway
Dear Sir/Madam, I am contacting you on behalf of the charity Education 4 Everyone (Registered Charity: 1172424). Education 4 Everyone works both in the UK and overseas to break down the barriers that prevent millions of people, young or elderly every year from having an education and learning basic life skills. For more information on our work, please visit our website www.education4everyone.org.uk. The Charity’s latest project is Ranger’s Riding Ranch, a therapeutic riding centre and farm to be located in the UK. Research shows riding, and caring for horses and other animals, profoundly affects the lives of young people with developmental disabilities [including special educational needs and physical disabilities] and enables them to live a more fulfilling, complete life despite their challenges. In addition, we will be working with military veterans to help them overcome physical and mental injuries and reintegrate into civilian life. More information may be found on the project's website www.rangersridingranch.org.uk. Our main goal for 2020 is to find a permanent home for the project and in order to achieve this we have several fundraising activities and events planned. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Newbury Racecourse as part of their Party in the Paddock race meeting on Saturday 15th August which will feature a card of seven races followed by a 90 minute live performance from the Pussycat Dolls. The event is expected to draw a crowd of around 17,000 people with up to 500,000 watching the races on the Racing TV channel. The final race of the day will be ‘The Ranger’s Riding Ranch Handicap Stakes’ named after our project which will provide us with enormous publicity. Newbury Racecourse have agreed that we may hold a gate collection at the end of the event as well as a silent auction which will be running throughout the day. We are putting together a fantastic range of auction lots centred around the theme of horses and horse racing which we hope will appeal to those who attend the event (lots so far include a pair of Annual Passes to all race meetings at Newbury Racecourse and a specially commissioned painting of Desert Orchid which will be signed by the most successful Jockey to ride him, Colin Brown). This is what has led us to contacting yourselves to inquire whether you would consider donating an item to the auction. We will be happy to publicise all donors on our website, social media channels and in publicity relating to the event. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I hope you will feel able to support what I am sure you will agree is a very worthwhile cause. Yours sincerely, Dean S Brockway Mr. Dean Brockway Chairman Education 4 Everyone (Registered Charity 1172424) 55 Coulson Way Burnham Slough Berkshire SL1 7PL
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Martha
Hi Sophie, You are a big inspiration to me and my friends. I have been riding since I was 3 and honestly I feel like you have been there through my journey of riding. We had to do a project at school where we choose a leader. I chose you as mine because you are my leader and hero. I just want to say thank you so much. Keep doing what your doing. I would sign up for your gold club but I live in America now. But just know I am part of your team. Sincerely Martha.
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Replied 10/03/20
Julia Wedegaertner
Hello, I have noticed that you post frequently about train transport issues. My husband is the principal architect for Network Rail and I’ve spoken to him about your posts. I was wondering if you’d be interested to find out more? I have to admit that I obviously don’t fully understand how much you know about how they work and what they do. Please feel free to ask any questions! Best wishes, Julia
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Replied 26/02/20
AnneLudlow
Hi Sophie - I'd love to write a children's book about heroism, with you as the star (with your permission). Proceeds would be donated to Disability Sports. Would you be interested in such a project? Lots of love to all the family, Anne
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Replied 24/01/2020
Kaveh Fatemian
Dear Sophie, I hope you are well and have had a great start to the week. Apologies, I appreciate this is short notice now, but I wanted to invite you to a charity ball with a theme of Celebrating Inspirational Women on Friday 24th January 2020 at The Hurlingham Club, in London, UK. The ball is part of a project to raise over £10 million to help beat cancer, as well as a further £1 million to aid the development of Women's Sport, at both elite and grass roots level, another £1 million to support mental health, while also working to inspire 50,000 school children and students. I’m delighted to say we have already two incredibly successful Balls with guests treated to live music from the amazing soprano Laura Wright, talks from female Olympic Gold Medallists & World Champions, Panel Discussions with inspirational women from Sport, Politics & Business, as well as female magicians, singers, musicians and acrobats. However, I'm planning on making the 2020 event even bigger and better and I would be delighted to have you there as our guest. Every year I ask a whole range of people, from the school children who take part in some of our activities, to university students I coach, to colleagues I work with, who are the people they find most inspirational, and your name was on the “List of Heroes” and so it would be fantastic to have you there. You are very welcome to bring guests if you like. I've attached a booklet with some more details, but please do let me know if you have any questions. Inspired4Life The overall project I’m organising, Inspired4Life, involves breaking Guinness World Records and using sport to achieve the following aims: Raising vital funds to help beat cancer and raising awareness about early detection Promoting sport and encouraging participation rates in children, in particular, women’s sport and girls Inspiring children to make a difference & educating about keeping active and supporting mental health The first Inspired4Life event was based around me completing a 52 Hour Punch Bag Marathon (effectively just me hitting a punch bag continuously for a new Guinness World Record of 52 Hours), while I was punching, at the same venue, hundreds of school children broke their own mass-participation Guinness World Records such as “The Most People Wearing Paper Crowns” and took part in a number of Sports Taster Sessions led by Olympic Athletes & International Stars from different sports including; Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Handball, Dance & Martial Arts. Subsequent events have followed a similar pattern with breaking multiple World Records, including playing 5-aside football for 56 hours, and I am now in training for my greatest challenge yet – One Million Strikes Against Cancer. One Million Strikes Against Cancer In the summer of 2020 I will take on my most ambitious challenge yet, One Million Strikes Against Cancer which, as the name suggests, will be me striking a punch bag One Million Times. Going at a rate of 2 strikes every second (7,200 strikes every hour) it will take me just under 6 days to complete the challenge. However, I am also recruiting 1,000 people to complete 1,000 strikes each to make a second set of “One Million Strikes”, while also working with 1,000 children from 20 schools to complete a third set of “One Million Strikes”! Rather than just monotonously punching a punch-bag, each person will perform a series of kicks and punches in groups with musics to help keep them going. The mini 1,000 Strike Challenges will take about an hour to complete and we're asking each person to raise a modest amount which when added together will make a huge difference to so many people. Given a big part of Inspired4Life’s mission is promoting positive female role models, I am trying to use the “List of Heroes” to recruit 100 inspirational women from Sport, Business, Music, Politics, TV & Film and Journalism to be part of the project. Female Role Models A big part of what I’m trying to do is introduce the kids to as many positive female role models as possible, not only to inspire the girls, but also to make sure the boys grow up with a healthy respect and admiration for women, and look up to them as role models as well. That’s one of the reasons it was so brilliant to see the boys interacting with Fran Kirby (Chelsea & England Football), Mikki Austin (Surrey Storm & England Netball) and Maggie Alphonsi (Saracens & England Rugby) at our events. Fran, Mikki & Maggie were really engaging and absolutely fantastic with the kids, and it was obvious how much they enjoyed meeting them, and by the end of it were all huge fans and the respect and admiration was clear to see, made even more evident by the amazingly positive feedback from the schools: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a fantastic day. The children, staff and parent helpers have all come home absolutely buzzing. The children were all smiles and bursting with excitement when they got off the coach. The coaches and activities were brilliant – even our youngest children got so much out of the day. It was so inspiring for the children to meet Fran, Mikki & Maggie and hear about their experiences and a number of parents said that their girls were playing football as soon as they got home, as well as showing off all the other sports, and we’re delighted to have a lot of new potential sport stars in our ranks.” Caroline Moore, Head Teacher “It was really fun with so many different activities to try, I was exhausted by the end of the day! I can’t believe I got to play football with Fran Kirby – I want to be just like her!” “It was awesome with lots of cool activities and really friendly activity leaders who made everything so fun!” “The day gave me confidence to try new sports. I really liked the parkour - it was something different that I hadn't done before and now I really want to try it again.” “I loved everything - there were so many new skills involved and it has made me want to start playing sports.” “It was great meeting and working with professionals - they taught us so much and I think that my skills have improved, I can’t wait to do it again!” I don’t want Inspired4Life to just be about sport, or even about fighting cancer, but rather about inspiring kids to make a difference to whatever they care about and not putting limits on their ambitions. When I go into schools and speak to the children, I tell each and every one of them that they are brilliant and all capable of doing incredible things as long as they believe in themselves, and work really hard for things they are passionate about. That is why we also do the mass participation Guinness World Records with them, so every one of them can go home and tell their family and friends they are a World Record Holder. Background: First of all, sincere apologies if any of this comes across as me blowing my own trumpet – I happily admit I’m simply incredibly fortunate to have been born with far more energy than common sense and be in a position where I can put to some good use. Given a history of cancer among friends and family I’ve always done what I can to help fight the disease, organising a number of sporting fundraising events while at school and university and running several marathons. However following the tragic passing of my girlfriend Hannah and a family bereavement, I started to take on bigger projects and have raised over £100,000 by completing a 14 day, 350 mile run from Paris to London (including the Paris & London Marathons at each end), climbing 2 mountains in 2 continents in just 3 weeks and becoming the first person to complete the “25 Peak Challenge” in under 24 hours with a world record breaking time of 22 hours 45 minutes. Furthermore, I have maintained a pledge to cover all expenses – from flights and accommodation to printing and photocopying – so every single penny people have donated has gone directly to fighting cancer. For more details, or videos with supporters Mr T, The Saturdays & Pixie Lott, please feel free to visit the website I set up: www.paris2london.com I have also been increasingly involved in Women’s Sport over the last decade to the point where it’s now something I spend the vast majority of my spare time on. I set up and coached two girls’ football teams in Oxford, while I am about to start my 11th year coaching the Women’s Football Club at University College London (using holiday to attend their midweek games, and run a pre-season training camp for all 4 of our teams). I help to fund the club, as well as two other women’s teams I sponsor and support, & also set up a brand new club for graduates for all London Universities. I also teach women’s self-defence courses and martial arts clubs, and in recent years I have helped out with Netball, Hockey & Rugby clubs in a number of different roles. As I have become more involved, and have had the privilege of meeting more and more women who are fantastic ambassadors for their sports, both at elite and grass-roots level, it is something I’ve become increasingly passionate about and I am very aware of some of the prejudice and obstacles they face and it’s something I’m committed to fighting for as long as I can. I love working with kids and I was very close to becoming a teacher before I instead opted for accounting, but I still try and do as much as I can, and as well as coaching kids for a number of years (I coached my little brother’s team from U7 through to U16, set up and coached the two girls teams mentioned above, taught junior martial arts classes and developed a fun-fitness program based around games in parks on weekends), I also wrote and delivered a health-week program for primary-schools, act as a mentor and am involved in a number of other school projects. Completing the 25 Peak Challenge had been the idea of my best friend Sam, who as a cancer survivor was also one of my inspirations, and she was looking into other World Records for me to break when unfortunately her cancer returned much more aggressively. We put the challenges on hold while I supported her during further treatment, but after she lost her brave fight against the disease, I decided to step things up again and combine my efforts for Women’s Sport, Fighting Cancer & Inspiring Kids into one project called Inspired4Life. Thanks you very much for your time, Best wishes, Kaveh
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Replied 23/01/20
Bobby Solt
Dear Sophie, You may remember me from Athens, as Jonquil’s husband. We have this year again had a Christmas card from your family; but we found ourselves in problems in sending our own cards, and used email instead. The one we sent to karl@kchristiansen.demon.co.uk was returned as undeliverable: please could you let me have a current email address? We do appreciate hearing from them. We also appreciate seeing you go on collecting medals, and we wish you the very best for Tokyo 2020.
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Replied 10/01/2020
Karen Simmons
Hi, Good evening, I’ve just returned from visiting my brother in law, who aged just 51 has recently been admitted to a care home. Julian was diagnosed with progressive MS in 2012 and has gone from a fit and active ex para to permanently in a wheel chair with little use of his arms or legs. His relationship with his wife, my sister, and his daughter is strained and challenging so I’ve taken over to provide whatever support I can. His mind and sense of humour are still active and I asked him today who he admired in life. It’s a question I use in order to get people to see their own strengths. He answered Lewis Hamilton and Sophie Christiansen 😊. Julian is committed to making the most of his life regardless of his new found disabilities, so thought it would be a good idea to get a poster of Sophie for his room. I couldn’t see any on your web site so thought I’d make contact to see how I could purchase one. Many thanks and kind regards Karen Simmons
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Replied 07/01/2020
Eric sanderson
hello there is this sophie Christiansen
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kiri giles
Hi Sophie My daughter Eva has cerebral palsy and is 9 years old. She has a class project and has chosen yourself to write about ! I wondered if you would be able to explain what made you get into horse riding and what motivates you as this is what Eva has been asked to write about , thankyou so much Kiri Eva's mummy x
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Replied 9/12/19
Melanie Parkes
Dear Sophie Girlguiding South West England and Girlguiding Berkshire would like to invite you to an evening reception in Reading on Friday 31 January 2020. Please could you let me know your address so that we can send you the invitation letter from our Chief Commissioner. Many thanks Melanie
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Replied 28/11/19
Sarah Giles
Dear Sophie Christiansen, We are the Lego League Team St Margaret’s Calne. The Lego League is a global robotics competition and one of the parts of the competition is that you have to find a problem to do with the theme and then come up with a solution. This year’s theme is City Shapers and the problem we have chosen is the problems for disabled people on trains. We got our idea for our project from articles about you getting stuck on the trains. We were wondering if you could answer some of our questions. Our questions are: 1) How did you feel when you got stuck on the train? 2) Why do you think it is a problem? 3) Do you feel on your own or do people sympathise with you? Our solution is that when the doors are opened, a ramp that is already part of the train, folds out so wheelchair users can get on and off the trains easily. They will feel included because the ramp will always come down, not just when disabled people are on the trains. we have contacted GWR, BREEZY wheelchairs and an engineering company. What do you think about this? Do you think it will work? If you manage to answer us, thank you, but we know you are probably quite busy so don’t worry if you can’t answer. Yours sincerely, The St. Margaret’s Lego League Team 2019
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Replied 11/11/19
Mrs Fisher
I have been informed by my bank that you have tried to take money out of my account, and that i might have inadvertently signed up for a monthly subscription. If this is the case then i wish to cancel it with immediate effect please. Regards Mrs Fisher
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Sarah Ellis
Hi I have just taken the steps to renew my membership to your club . I used PayPal and the transaction is showing on my account however your website is telling me something went wrong. What should I do as unfortunately I can’t afford to risk paying twice. Thank you Sarah
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Replied 07/11/19
Kelly Tuck
My daughter is 8 and had to do a school project on a sportswoman who inspired her. She chose you because she loves horses and her younger sister was born 7 weeks premature and has had some health problems. My daughter, Evelyn, said you inspired her because you proved that anyone can ride horses and that you have overcome obstacles to prove anything is possible. She said you have given her hope for her little sister. I wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration to my daughter. Unfortunately I can’t attach a picture of the project to the form.
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Replied 30.10.19
Robert Briggs
Hi. I'm Rob a governor at All Saints where Sophie is an ex pupil. We're hoping to open up communications to see if it is possible to discuss if there is an opportunity for Sophie to make a school visit in the future? If this is something we could discuss it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me either by email or phone. Thanks Rob
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Replied 30.10.19
Debbie Scarboro
Hi guys, I’ve just renewed Kitty’s gold club subscription, but just wanted to see if there was any chance of a yard visit during half term? I doubt there will be, as her half term is next week (21-25th October), but I thought I’d ask in case, as she’s enjoying her dressage comps so much. Best regards, Debbie
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Replied 17/10/19.
Amy Betterton
As PE lead at an infant school in Godalming I am looking for ways to inspire our most vulnerable pupils into believing in themselves, especially with in sport. I am wondering if you ever visit schools to talk about your journeys to success? Or simply share your passion for your sport? I look forward to hearing from you . Best wishes Amy Betterton
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Replied 17/10/19
murat
Hello friend. Are you horse trainer or breeder? Did you seen my unique engraved horseshoe gifts for horselovers?
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Adam Bateman
Hello there, I am just writing this message as nothing more than a mere very humble fan of Sophie's, to see what might be possible in terms of hopefully getting something from her that would be personally signed, be it a photo or anything else that she would deem appropriate. She is such a huge inspiration, and I really appreciate what she has gone through to achieve her success, and also what she has done away from her sporting success as well. I will await your response and any guidance and support regarding this matter. Yours sincerely, Mr. Adam Bateman
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Replied 17/10/19
Jonjo Robb
Hi Sophie, I am getting in touch from the office of Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP, who would be interested in meeting with you to discuss rail accessibility. If you would like to meet, please could you email me at Jonjo.Robb@dft.gov.uk so we can get something arranged? Kind regards, Jonjo Robb Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Transport Department for Transport
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Replied on 21/09/2019
Ryo Inoue
I sent a a TV interview request earlier in the week for NHK, Japanese national broadcaster regards your problem with train journey back in August. I’d appreciate if you ca get back to me ASAP. Kind regards, Ryo Inoue
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Ryo Inoue
Dear Sophie, I'm a London based media coordinator, contacting you on behalf of NHK Japan. NHK are the national broadcaster of Japan, and they are the Japanese rights holder of the World Para Swimming Championships currently held at Aquatic Centre. While we broadcast the competition as an important event, we are also making sub-stories as well, and for a news piece, we’d like to investigate how the London games, widely regarded as the most successful, actually made a difference in the society since. We picked up your tweet about your unfortunate train journey in late August, which was much publicised over here. While para athletes receive the recognition for their achievements, and the UK is renowned for its great support for para games, we'd like to find out how the life of disabled people actually changed in the UK, since the London Paralympics 2012. We'd like to focus on the gap between the popularity of para sports here, and the improvement in quality of day-to-day life for people with disability and for their accessibility issue. The key question is, in less than a year to go, what can Tokyo learn from the legacy London 2012 Paralympics? We wonder if it's possible to interview you on camera, regarding the experience as both paralympian and as a member of society with disability. We are contacting Scope, and Dr.Ian Britain to help us in the same piece as well (both TBC). We’ll be based at Aquatic Park everyday this week, until Sunday the 15th, and we can be flexible to come to when and where for your convenience. Unfortunately we won't be able to offer you a fee for appearing on the programme, as this is for a news piece, but we feel your opinion will be vital for both the organiser and government in Tokyo. If you are unable to appear on the programme, for what ever the reason, could we ask you a consent to use your twitter post regarding the train journey which provided a much needed talking point, in the programme? Apologies for requesting this in such a short notice, but hopefully you could find a window of your busy time during this week. Please let me know if you have any queries, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, --- Ryo Inoue For and on behalf of NHK Japan, JEB Entertainment (UK) Mobile: +44 (0)777 175 6969
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Georgie replied 12/09/19 - interview organised for Sunday
Emmy Clark
Hello, I'm Emmy and I'm the Opportunities Secretary of the Riding Club at Royal Holloway. Part of my role is to provide opportunities for our members and inspire them to get involved with horses beyond their weekly lessons. As a club we do a lot of fundraising for the Riding for the Disabled Association, and having an alumni who has represented the country in our own sport is extremely inspiring to all of our riders at all levels (especially getting to walk past the gold postbox on campus every day!) I was wondering if you are open to giving talks about your experience, or if you offer yard visits. As Opportunities Secretary, I can't think of a better opportunity for our members than being able to meet an alumni from our own univesity who has achieved so much in our sport, and to show a true success story from the RDA! I would be very grateful if someone from Team Sophie could let me know if any opportunity like this is possible, and if so the potential costs. Thank you, Emmy Clark Royal Holloway Riding Club
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Lindsay replied 04/09/19
Claire Wijewardene
Hi Sophie You seem like an awesome and inspiring women and my parents love watching you compete. I have a question about what make and style your wheelchair is please? We are looking to get one for my father who has Parkinson's Disease and are completely baffled by all the options. It would be great to get your advice. Many many thanks Claire
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Replied 30/08/19
G Brian Angus
My brother Michael has suffered so many failures of wheelchair assistance that we have appeared on local tv with our 'Whallchart' and videos of several incidents. I would be really pleased to discuss our experiences ?
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Replied 28/08/19
Jacqui Xavier-Rhoades
Hi Sophie I just wanted to let you know I have sent you a Facebook message and unfortunately It doesn't look like you have seen it yet. My message explains my daughter's and I fundraising 50km walking event on Saturday 31stt August! We are raising funds for our local RDA group. Please do look on your others folder in Facebook as our message maybe there. Here is the link to our just giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-xr
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Seen but don't want to dilute Sophie's message at the moment.
David Blackmore
Dear Sophie I work for ITV This Morning and in light of the stories we've seen about you in the papers over the weekend, our presenters Ruth and Eamonn have asked if it might be possible to speak with you for your first TV chat on Friday this week? This Morning prides itself on the sensitive nature in which we handle all our interviews and our presenters always conduct themselves in a thoroughly compassionate way, with our guest's feelings always close at heart. We have no intention of putting you through any kind of gruelling interview. As a sidenote, we average a daily audience of two million viewers. Socially we have nearly four million followers on our social media platforms so we feel we would be the best platform for you to share you story. We would be happy to pay you a good appearance fee as well as covering all their travel to and from our studio. Without any obligation to commit, I would be very happy to discuss with you how this would work on the phone. Are you able to let me know if this is something you might consider? David Blackmore | News Producer | This Morning | Tel: 02071574151 | Mob: 07468353065 | david.blackmore@itv.com
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Sorted
Ian Cook
Dear Ms Christiansen This is relevant to the problems that you have. I live in Flitwick, Bedfordshire and our railway station has no lifts, I need to get to London on a regular basis, but have to walk up one large set of steps over a bridge and down another to get to the platform. I had Polio as a child and I am 68 now so I have to walk with a crutch these days, I have a stairlift at home because steps are very difficult for me, if I want to use my scooter, I can’t as no lift or ramp are available, I could drive 16 miles to Luton Airport Parkway, but why should I. I can also arrange help, but this will mean me having to give a time of travel and involve getting a taxi, paid for by the railway company, to the nearest accessible station, this will put at least an hour both ways on my journey time, I also feel that this is discrimination due to the fact that I can't travel as and when I want, as people without mobility issues can. Every station in London is wheelchair friendly, but if a disabled or elderly people can’t get on the train in the first place, what is the point. Also the Government are willing to spend £55.7 (which will rise) on HS2 and now a fast link to the North has been announced but once again what is the point if I can't access the network. Also we are in the age of 5G, but the small out of town stations are still in the Victorian age, at least 40% of all stations are not accessible so. I have an petition up and running now. This is the petition: Provide funding to make all railway stations disabled accessible, access to all This is the link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266721 facebook group: Campaign For Step Free Access At All Railway Stations The Government does have a budget for improving accessibility but it is tiny compared to what is needed to ensure step free access on the network. There is generally good-will it requires a culture change in a number of areas as well as the funding to go with it. I do think that people without mobility problems are making decisions, which leads to misunderstanding and no knowledge of what is actually needed I have contacted my Local MP Nadine Dorries, who has debated this in parliament already, this was only for Flitwick Station, although nothing came of it. Emails have also been sent to Department of Transport, Boris Johnson, Nadine Dorries, Ghani Nusrat and Robert Halfon MPs and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and many more MPs. I have also contacted Thameslink and they say that the infrastructure is from the Victorian age, Queen Victoria died in 1901, so the railway network has had 118 years to be user friendly.Also contacted are LookEast, BBC Breakfast, Ouch and Have your say at the BBC, along with the Railway Ombudsman etc, etc, with no joy from any of them. If nothing else, it would be nice if you could publicise the e-petition, in order for it to get the 100,000 signatures it needs to be debated in parliament. Please can you help? Ian Cook
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Replied 28/08/19
Ian Cook
Hi Ms Christiansen Thought you may be interested in this, if I can help in any way please ask. I live in Flitwick, Bedfordshire and our railway station has no lifts, I need to get to London on a regular basis, but have to walk up one large set of steps over a bridge and down another to get to the platform. I had Polio as a child and I am 68 now so I have to walk with a crutch these days, I have a stairlift at home because steps are very difficult for me, if I want to use my scooter, I can’t as no lift or ramp are available, I could drive 16 miles to Luton Airport Parkway, but why should I. I can also arrange help, but this will mean me having to give a time of travel and involve getting a taxi, paid for by the railway company, to the nearest accessible station, this will put at least an hour both ways on my journey time, I also feel that this is discrimination due to the fact that I can't travel as and when I want, as people without mobility issues can. Every station in London is wheelchair friendly, but if a disabled or elderly people can’t get on the train in the first place, what is the point. Also the Government are willing to spend £55.7 (which will rise) on HS2 and now a fast link to the North has been announced but once again what is the point if I can't access the network. Also we are in the age of 5G, but the small out of town stations are still in the Victorian age, at least 40% of all stations are not accessible so. I have an petition up and running now. This is the petition: Provide funding to make all railway stations disabled accessible, access to all This is the link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266721 facebook group: Campaign For Step Free Access At All Railway Stations The Government does have a budget for improving accessibility but it is tiny compared to what is needed to ensure step free access on the network. There is generally good-will it requires a culture change in a number of areas as well as the funding to go with it. I do think that people without mobility problems are making decisions, which leads to misunderstanding and no knowledge of what is actually needed I have contacted my Local MP Nadine Dorries, who has debated this in parliament already, this was only for Flitwick Station, although it came to nothing. Emails have also been sent to Department of Transport, Boris Johnson, Nadine Dorries, Ghani Nusrat and Robert Halfon MPs and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and many more MPs. I have also contacted Thameslink and they say that the infrastructure is from the Victorian age, Queen Victoria died in 1901, so the railway network has had 118 years to be user friendly.Also contacted are LookEast, BBC Breakfast, Ouch and Have your say at the BBC, along with the Railway Ombudsman etc, etc, with no joy from any of them. If nothing else, it would be nice if you could publicise the e-petition, in order for it to get the 100,000 signatures it needs to be debated in parliament. Please can you help? Ian Cook
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Replied 28/08/19
Jon Hastie
Hi Sophie, those of us dealing with rail issues on twitter have set up a whatsapp group to campaign for level boarding. If you're interested in joining please can you send your phone number? Here's the introductory email I sent earlier this week: Hi All, I saw the various tweets regarding our collective desire to have at least some kind of ambition to achieve level boarding across the rail network in the UK. You may have seen the Netherlands are planning this by 2030. Tomas (my husband and the stepfreelondon guy) and I would love to help try and move things forward. I know some of you may already have been in contact but it would be good to loosely organise a wider group if you're up for it. Tanni suggested a Whatsapp group which seems like a good starting point. Perhaps once we establish who has time to get involved and share initial thoughts, we could also set up a videoconference and subsequent face-to-face meeting - I'm very happy to coordinate the admin for this. Rather than get into an extended discussion by email at this stage (I've copied this message to twitter DM's where I haven't had people's email), perhaps we could start by sharing contact details if you wish to join this collaboration? If you send me your contact numbers I can set up the Whatsapp group. Also let me know if there is a better/proper email address for you, and if you are happy for me to share your email with the group (i'm Bcc'ing for now). I'm of course open to anyone else coordinating this but I know everyone's very busy and often you just need someone, anyone, to just do the groundwork - and I'm happy to do it. I've included the following in this first contact, do suggest any others who might be interested: @reytomas @Tanni_GT @tanvivyas @garethdennis @alanstweets @kirstyTFA @kingqueen3065 @hh23tt @LEJWest (trailblazers) @squirrelpot @ellispalmer94 @pete_apps @sunildvr @geofftech Best wishes Jon
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In contact with already
Beth Duffell
Morning Sophie. My name is Beth and I am a reporter at Surrey Live news website. Sorry to see about the incident on the train but would like to discuss it for a story. Please can you let me know the best way to contact you? Kind regards, Beth Duffell
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Replied with request for a time for a call at 14:27 on 23-08-19 (LHC)
Sam Clack
Hi Sophie I'm a producer on the 5 Live Drive programme. We saw your tweet about your horrible experience with SWR and wonder if you'd be willing to talk to us about the experience and the wider issue of accessible travel? We're on air from 5pm, but would be more than willing to record something a couple of hours earlier if that suits - we can do this by FaceTime/Skype audio or phone if so. Hope this sounds doable. Would be very much appreciated if so. Thanks Sam
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LHC emailed Sam - already booked in with Sophie at 3:30 pm 23-08
Joshua Searle
Hi Sophie, Apologies for the message out of the blue, my name's Josh and I'm one of the producers over at BBC Surrey. We were looking to cover what happened on Wednesday night on the train on BBC Surrey today, and I wondered whether it would be possible to have a contact number for you? Thank you, Josh
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Email sent 8:40.
Izzy Broughton
Hi Sophie - I'm a producer at Good Morning Britain on ITV and would be keen to chat to you about your experience with SWR. If you could pop me an email or give me a call that'd be great. Many thanks, Izzy
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replied 23-08-19( 8:44) gave Izzy LHC mobile for contact
Hayley Willingale
Hi Sophie, I hope you don’t mind my getting in touch. I’m an equestrian and fan (first and foremost!), and also work in the equality and human rights field, so I of course saw the news story today about the problems you faced with transport services. I’m getting in touch in a persona capacity but thought you might want to look into the support potentially available from my organisation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We’re the regulators of the Equality Act, and recently published a new strategic plan which prioritises an aim to improve access to transport for disabled people. If you’d like to get in touch and find out more please do drop me an email and I can see if I can put you in touch with my colleagues for further advice. Very best wishes, Hayley
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Replied 28/08/19
Emilia Mincheva
Hello, I'm a producer at BBC Breakfast TV. We've heard about Sophie Christiansen's ordeal on her train journey. Is she available to join us in the morning to tell us what happened and discuss the difficulties over accessibility on trains? We are on air between 06:00-09:15am. We'd be very interested in speaking to her at some point in the morning. Apologies for the late request. Please email me back or give me a call on 0161 335 7600. Many thanks, Emilia
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spoke to Emilia - waiting for slot - will wait for Saturday to get a quality interview. James O'Hara confirms sending crew to Sophie in Godalming for interview on 24-08 19 Slot now scheduled for 9:10
Peter Apps
Hope this finds you well. Just messaged you on Twitter. I am a journalist keen on using your story is a way into a wider piece on disabled/flat access to transport. Also a wheelchair user, and your experience really resonated… All best and basically around all tomorrow and next week if that might work to talk by phone, Peter
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Replied 28/08/19
Suzanne Harley
Dear Sophie, I hope this message finds you well. I am contacting you on behalf of my daughter Ashleigh Harley. Ashleigh is a disabled international award winning film maker and newly returned to Para Showjumping. Ashleigh is making a film on an incredible new story to get Showjumping recognised at the Paralympics and the benefits of all sports for the disabled.The film is called 'The Dark Horse'. Ashleigh has been featured in Horse & Hound, the BBC arts and news. She has already interviewed the IPC, FEI and British Showjumping all of which are pleased and welcome for her efforts. Ashleigh was wondering if you would consider being interviewed for her documentary please? Ashleigh is a huge admirer and it would be such an honour if you would consider it. I'd be happy to provide more information as this is a very condensed version due to be a web mail form. With best wishes, Suzanne (Ashleigh's mum)
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Replied 28/08/19
Vicky Nurcombe
Hi Sophie, Well done at Bishop Burton. I suffered a dense stroke in 2010. At part of the therapy I went to the local RDA to ride. It was there I found my 4 legged soul mate, also called Harry! I had a word with Nick Rogders at Bishop Burton, about needing a "bendy" whip. I can't find the whip, bendy not straight, that I want on the web.... Do you know where to get it from? I look forward to heading from you Regards, Vicky Nurcombe
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Replied 22/08/19
Kathryn Burns
Good Morning, It was lovely to chat with you last week at Bishop Burton. I'm sorry that I completely forgot to take your email address but wanted to let you know that I am planning on running some Physiotherapy clinic dates down your way. I am hoping to run one at Radnage (Tamsin Addison's Yard) and one at Michel's in Essex. Just let me know if you would like me to forward you the dates and more information. Regards Kathryn Burns Clinical Lead Physiotherapist The Rider Rehab Centre
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Replied 13/08/19
Grace McSorley
Hi Sophie, I am an A-level politics student and disability rights campaigner. I co-run a student politics/economics blog and I’m currently writing an article on the important contribution of the disabled workforce to the economy and the need for equality measures within employment and recruitment. If possible, I would love to collaborate with you on this and feature your story as a data analyst at Goldman Sachs and a disability rights activist in this article. I thought of you for this article because I am also a competitive dressage rider and I have worked with Clive Milkins who first told me about you several years ago and I have been following your amazing journey ever since. I’m also an RDA coach with Omagh RDA and I’ve seen what a great ambassador you are for the charity and the wider para-community. It would be great to hear back from you and I look forward to hopefully featuring your amazing story in my blog. Kind regards, Grace McSorley.
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Replied 02/08/19
Lorean Innis
Hello Sophie, Thanks ever so much for responding to my tweet! I’m a Primary School teacher from South East London. This year we have had the pleasure of naming our classes after Olympians and Paralympians. After witnessing your success during the previous Paralympic Games I was delighted pick you to represent our Class. From September, my class will be learning all about the Olympics and Paralympics. While we’ll also spend time researching about you and your success’s. I understand you’re busy training for Tokyo and working. However, I’d love to invite you to our school, so we could celebrate your success and maybe get the chance to ask you some questions. If that is not possible maybe Skype could be easier? Either way, the plan is for our lovely Year 2’s to write you at some point wishing you luck for Tokyo and telling you a few things they’ve found in their research.. I hope this will be okay. In the meantime, have a lovely summer and continue making our country proud! Lorean Innis Farah-Christiansen Class
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Replied 30/07/19
Clare Parody
Dear Sophie, I hope this finds you well. I'm writing from the game show Countdown, an ITV Studios production for Channel 4. We are currently in talks with the channel to produce a new edition of the show with celebrity contestants, and wondered if this is an opportunity you might be interested in? As distinct from the 8 out of 10 Cats version of the show, this series will feature famous faces going head-to-head in full, competitive Countdown matches, as you would see on our usual daytime edition - although, with an evening slot and a longer running time of 60mins, there will also be plenty of opportunities for chat between rounds. We are therefore looking for guests who might be keen to flex their mental muscles against the tick of the Countdown clock, and very much hope this might appeal to you. The series is still in development at this stage, but if we are able to gather enough interest from guests, the channel is looking for us to move very quickly into production and filming in September 2019. If this is something that you'd like to discuss further, we would be delighted - do fire any questions to me on this email, or if you'd like to give me a call, I can be reached on 07751 830 503. I look forward to your response! Best wishes, Clare
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Replied 11/07/19
Fiona Dunne
Dear Sophie, At my school we have been invited to name our classes after inspirational Olympians and I would love to use your name and story from Year 5/6 class. As well as being an example to children for success in sport (I took up horse-riding myself as an adult after fracturing my neck in a car accident) and maths, I am also excited to learn you studied at Royal Holloway where I also studied (English, however!) I wanted to do you the courtesy of asking permission to use your name for my class and I do hope you will be amenable. With kindest regards Fiona Dunne - Class Teacher, Mason Moor Primary School, Southampton
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Replied 05/07/19
Karen Reilly
Hi Sophie, My daughter is a huge fan of your self. Katie my daughter was on blue peter riding live her own horse boo with Clare bolding yesterday the 6th. Katie we would love to meet you sometime if you are ever free. If you have any questions please let me know. It would be a dream come true.
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Replied 11/06/19
Katie Cunningham
Dear Sophie, My name is Katie I have cerebral palsy.i am 19 years old & I go riding up at Checkindon equestrian center every other Wednesday with the RDA. I have been riding since I was 6 years old. I have got a question for you how did you become a para Olympian? I have always had the dream of becoming a para Olympian but I just don't know how to get there so I am sending you this email because I wondered if you could give me some advise. P.s you are amazing From Katie
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Replied 23/05/19
Ruth THOMAS
I am a WI member we are doing a display at the 3 counties show entitled'inspiring women' we have chosen to show gold medalists at the paralympics. I am wondering whether it is in order to download a photograph from the Internet to print and display? I would be most grateful for some guidance on this. thank you
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Replied 03/05/19
Jan Brookes
Hello Sophie I am the CEO of an Isle of Wight charity that is encouraging and promoting greater accee and inclusion for local residents and visitors to the Island. One of the organisations I work with is the Island Riding Centre who are members of the RDA. On September 14th we are holding a disability activity day at the centre, showcasing accessible and inclusive activities on the Island, including riding. I am writing to invite you to an all expenses short break to the Island over the weekend of the 14th Spetember, including ferry fare, accommodation and free entry into some of the Island's attractions. In return we would appreciate you opening our activity day and writing a short account of your visit to the Island. If you would kindly let me know by May 10th we would greatly appreciate it. Kind regards Jan
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Replied 03/05/19
Nikolaus Dean
Hey Sophie, I hope that this message finds you well. We thought we’d reach out to you since our research group is currently conducting a research project that explores women’s involvement within the Paralympic Movement (both past and present). We are interested in your experiences within para-equestrian and would love to speak with you. You can find more information about the study here: http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/a-socio-cultural-exploration-of-women-in-paralympic-sport-past-and-present/ If you’re interested in participating in this study, please contact us at: parasport.research@ubc.ca All the best, Nikolaus A. Dean Bundon Research Group University of British Columbia | Vancouver Canada
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Replied 03/05/19
Gemma Wynton
Hi Sophie, I am a first year Creative Writing and Publishing student at Bath Spa University, and for my current assignment I am creating a leaflet informing/ promoting a cause, event or charity. I would like to create a leaflet promoting the journey to Tokyo within para-dressage. As a fellow para-equestrian I've become very interested and passionate about the Paralympics, and your journey is particuarly heartening. Would you be willing for me to interview you and for me to use any images (credit given)? This leaflet is an assignment and won't be published for the public.
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Replied 12/04/19
Amelia Evans
Dear Miss Christiansen, My name is Amelia, I am a Military Doctor at Frimley Park Hospital and I recently went for coffee with your good friend, Lindsay, as I wanted to tell her a little bit more about my business venture. It is a health and wellness company that originated in Switzerland, as they have the strictest laws on products and ensuring that they are all 100% botanically-based, toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan-certified and eco-friendly. I use this as a vehicle to go out into the community and help others take responsibility for their own health, because as a Doctor I'm trying to get behind the NHS Campaign of "Prevention is better than cure" and do my bit. I go into nursing homes, gyms, schools and do talks about nutrition but also offer healthier, more natural versions of widely-used consumables that people are purchasing from the high street anyway. By changing attitudes from what they put on their skin right the way through to what they ingest, I'm hoping to change some lives for the better (so they don't end up being one of my patients one day with lots of co-morbidities linked to diabetes and obesity). So. That is my business in a nutshell but one thing I wanted to highlight to you, is that the entirety of the nutrition range has been approved by the governing body 'Informed sport' so world-class athletes and the military can use them, and not have to worry. I would absolutely love the opportunity to meet you to discuss this in more detail, I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Amelia
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Replied 04/04/19
Alicia Lemm
Hello I am writing to you on behalf of my sister, Sam, who is a massive fan of Sophie Christiansen and she has been for quite a few years now. She thinks she is the best equestrian and is just fantastic at what she does. Although Sam is a huge fan of all of Sophie’s work, I believe her favourites are; the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. It is Sam’s birthday coming up soon and I was just wondering if you could please send a signed picture of Sophie so I can pass this on to her. Sam would be over the moon with this and it would make her day special. Thank you All the best Penny Mrs Lemm 1, Westbourne Mount Pontefract WF8 4JX UK
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Replied 08/03/2019
Bridie Riley
Dear Sophie, I am an Assistant Producer from London based television production company, Curve Media and I wanted to get in touch regarding a commissioned documentary I am currently working on for Channel 4. The documentary is a prime time, one-off project for Channel 4 that follows people as they fundraise for a life changing medical procedure or treatment not available to them on the NHS, and in some cases, not available in the UK. We are following the story of an inspirational six-year-old boy called Pranav who was born with Cerebral Palsy and is currently diagnosed at level 4. He is quadriplegic thus has limited use of his arms and is unable to walk, so is confined to a wheel chair. He lives with his parents in their home in Milton Keynes and his mum Usha is his full time carer when he’s not at school. Pranav is a bright, warm and very engaging young boy who has a lot of potential. Without treatment he can never hope to lead an independent life, and will always be entirely dependent on his family and friends. He is a candidate for private treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the USA. The treatment is Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy followed by a muscle lengthening procedure performed by the treatment’s pioneer Dr. Parks. Receiving these procedures would allow Pranav to stand independently, potentially walk, and crucially allow him to live a pain free life by permanently removing the tightness from his legs. The family are raising a total of 100K to cover both surgical procedures and the intensive physio therapy required post operatively. The objective is to give Pranav the best chance at an independent life as he grows up, allowing him to complete simple tasks unaided such as going to the toilet and feeding himself. Our documentary is following the family through their tough, yet optimistic, journey to reach their fundraising total, the science behind the ground breaking procedure of SDR, and the recovery and rehabilitation process. It’s a wholly positive view of communities pulling together and the amazing work of doctors and surgeons to improve peoples’ quality of life. The family have organised events ranging from a chance to bat out ex-England cricketer Matthew Hoggard, to sponsored marathons and children’s fun days. The family have been given a surgery date in April by the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and while they have successfully managed to raise half their target of 100K, they are still some way away from being able to provide Pranav with the incredibly important post-surgical intensive physio therapy he needs to make the procedure as effective as possible. In a final bid to raise money the family are organising a spectacular Bollywood Ball in their home town of Milton Keynes on Friday the 22nd of March and this will be covered as part of the documentary for Channel4. By way of background, Curve Media is a television production company partly owned by BBC Worldwide, specialising in producing high quality factual programming for both terrestrial and digital channels. Many of these series have involved working with health authorities; Trauma Doctors with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and Royal London Hospital for Channel 5, and 999: On The Frontline, for Channel 4, working with West Midlands Ambulance Service. I wanted to invite you to attend the Bollywood Ball and meet Pranav, he really admires your Paralympic achievements and would be so excited to meet you in person and tell you all about his Hippotherapy. It’s proven to be a really effective therapy in releasing some of the spasticity in his muscles, and absolutely adores his time around the horses. The event will see electrifying live sets from Authentic Dhol Drummers and Dancers courtesy of The Bollywood Co, a fantastic charity auction and traditional Indian cuisine by Urban Dhaba. You can find the links to Pranav’s fundraising and Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pranavsmission/ https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/just4children/pranavswishtowalk Thank you so much for your time and I hope this is something you might be available for and able to be involved with. With kindest regards, Bridie Bridie Riley Assistant Producer 19 21 Nile Street London N1 7LL T 0203 179 0099 E bridieriley@curvemedia.com W www.curvemedia.com
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Replied 08/03/2019
Nick Forder
Hello, I am working on an exhibition of local 'Inspirational Women' for Maidenhead Heritage Centre and would like it to include you. Please could you contact me at curator@maidenheadheritage.org.uk to discuss ? Many thanks. Nick Forder, Curator.
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Replied 06/03/2019
Theo Meddelton
Hi Sophie, I am writing to you on behalf of The Grove Hotel, a not-for-profit hotel run and owned by Macmillan Caring Locally. The hotel offers cancer patients a safe seaside holiday retreat, where they are looked after and cared for whilst enjoying their holiday. We would like to invite you to experience their award-winning facilities first-hand. First and foremost, the hotel provides a welcoming, safe and comfortable holiday retreat for those with cancer, alongside their families and carers. The Grove has won numerous awards, including a Silver in the Best Small Hotel category at The Dorset Tourism Awards and The Hotels Combined Stellar Stays Property Award. Your athletic and social achievements are an inspiration to all, especially people with disabilities or struggling with health problems, such as cancer. We believe that a visit from you would help to significantly raise awareness for the hotel as a holiday retreat for those who need it most. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. We hope that you will consider joining us in supporting this worthwhile cause. For more information on The Grove Hotel, please visit: http://www.thegrovebournemouth.co.uk/ For further information, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=furS1CdIYJE
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Replied 06/03/2019
Claire Boggs
Hi, I’ve just signed up to the gold club as won a Facebook competition (Chance for Childhood) for a years subscription. I haven’t received an email to confirm this has gone through. Please could you confirm if my membership has gone through or not? Thank you
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Welcome email sent.
Julie Spivey
Dear Sophie, Firstly, I would like to 'Thank You' for inspiring me in my life, to go further by being braver. I met you on Monday at Beta-International, had a selfie taken with you :o) and briefly spoke to you about a fantastic new Equestrian Channel, I'm working on - A global digital channel which will encompass everything 'Horsey'. I think having now met you that you could be a wonderful edition to this channel, in the form of a 'Champion' and feel that we could help 'raise your profile even further and together promote Gold Club and get you and Harry to Tokyo. I do hope that you will contact me directly, so that I can set up an meeting to move this forward. Best Wishes Julie Spivey
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Sophie replied 26/01/2019 asking about viewership
Lauren Milstead
Dear Sophie. I recently saw the Transforming Lives video from IPC and couldn't agree more with the message. I work for CPISRA, the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association. We are working on an Academy concept where individuals with Cerebral Palsy can gain work experience through CPISRA which will hopefully increase employment opportunities. We hope that one day CPISRA will be mainly led and delivered by individuals with CP. If you'd be interested in hearing more about our Academy, please do get in touch. Thank you for all the campaigning you do. Kind Regards Lauren Milstead
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Sophie replied 26/01/2019
Philippa Wright
The Worplesdon & District Bridleways Association exists in order to maintain bridleway and permissive horse ride access to the countryside and finding routes that take horses off the roads. It is entirely a voluntary association. In order to achieve our goals we run a number of events to fund raise. Our membership is approximately 100 strong and once a year we hold a Members' Evening. We like to arrange for someone inspiring to speak at this event and wonder whether you would be willing to do so. The date is 14th March 2019 at Normandy Village Hall near Guildford. If you are willing and available perhaps you would let us know on what terms you would do this. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Talk on 14/03/2019 for £100
Rachel Sessions
Hi. My daughter is 12 and has been riding with our local RDA since she was 5. She has cerebral palsy spastic diplegia. She enjoys riding very much and would like to go further in the sport. RDA is very good but there doesn’t seem to be any progression offered. She would like to be riding in competitions etc. Please could you advise how we could go further with this. Many thanks.
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Referred to South Bucks and BD website
Kat Brown
Dear Sophie and team, I had the great pleasure of meeting Sophie when I was hosting the Formidable Women awards in central London in October. I have been asked to write a piece about how athletes fund their activities, centred around Sophie's Gold Club. Our readers are pretty affluent, and it's hoped it would be a good way to highlight potential donors for the athletes involved, as well as a great story. Would Sophie be interested in an interview? I would love to speak to her in the next week or so if at all possible, and happy to do in person, or by phone if that's more helpful. Very best wishes, Kat Brown
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Interviewed on 25/01/2019
Rob Parsons
Hi Sophie Here at Holyport college we run a series of evening lectures and informal talks to our 6th form scholars. I wondered if Sophie would be available to come and give a 30 min talk on her life and career to inspire our young people. Many thanks Rob Parsons
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Lauren Cox
Dear Sophie, We are organising a study day for occupational therapists on the 21st of March 2019. The theme of the day will be helping children with physical disability to optimise their independence. I am emailing you to see if you would be interested in being a guest speaker at this day. We were hoping you could discuss things that have enabled you to be more independent particularly around your job. If this is something you are able to consider please can you contact me with information about if you would charge a fee, what this fee would be. Please let me know any questions you have. I look forward to your reply. Many thanks, Lauren Cox
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Refered to Sophie and Georgie 12 Dec 2018, fee of £500 for going to Cambridge was rejected
Dietmar Feldmann
Fan Mail & Autograph request to Mrs. Sophie Christiansen, CBE Dear Sophie, I'm a great admirer of you and I like your Paralympic Dressage performances ! I would therefore be very happy if you could send me 2 hand-signed (autographed) photos of you for my small collection. (one is for my collection and the other for the collection of my girl-friend Anna). I would be very pleased if you could fulfill my wishes. Many thanks in advance for your kindness. Success may always be at your side. Yours sincerely, Dietmar Feldmann ------------------------ My postal address is: Mr. Dietmar Feldmann Oelhafendamm 6 / B 26384 Wilhelmshaven Germany
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Georgie responded Nov 2018
Joanne Hawkins
Dear Sophie, Please accept my apologies for the direct email. We would be honoured if you would consider being our guest speaker at our Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening on the 19th November at 7pm, Salesian School, Guildford Road, Chertsey. My colleague was fortunate to be present at a inspirational speech you gave at another awards event and we would be grateful if you were able to impart this with our own students. I very much hope to hear from you. Warm regards Joanne Hawkins
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Also contacted Sophie direct on Instagram. Did not go ahead as school unwilling to pay fee.
Hannah Strickland
Dear Sophie, I am getting in touch to invite you to Carols in the City, held at St Clement Danes, at 6:30pm-7:45pm on Tuesday 18 December 2018. The event is being held by Leonard Cheshire, a global pan-disability charity. All funds raised from the event will go to support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. To find out a little more, visit https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us or if you have any questions, please do just ask. The evening will consist of 4 festive readings, one of which we would be delighted if you could read. This could be a festive reading of your choice or we could suggest something. Should there be any expected expenses for your time, please do let us know what these are. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to answer them. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request, I hope to speak to you soon! Best wishes, Hannah
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Spoke to events team on 29-10-18. Checked with Sophie, who is not available. LHC will advise Hannah. email sent 30-10-18
Lisa Phillips
Dear Sophie, I am director of sport at Coworth Flexlands, a little independent school very lose to Sunningdale. Our next termly focus is on celebrating differences in race, religion, and culture. We are also putting an emphasis on inspirational people that have had to overcome challenge in life to achieve great things. We often pass your gold postbox in Sunningdale on the way to sports fixtures, and the children always enquire about it. They are always blown away by the success you have had on a world stage, but I am never sure if they fully understand what you have had to put in in order to achieve such a level of success. I am not sure if school visits are something that you do or have done, but if it is something you would consider, we would love for you to come in and talk to the children. Should this be something that does interest you, we would most certainly be happy to reimburse you for your time. I hope you don't mind me getting in touch with such a request, I completely understand if this is not something you can fit into your schedule. Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Kind Regards Lisa Phillips
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24/10 Sent a holding email from pr@ - Looks like Lisa sent two messages. Spoke to Lisa Friday 26th. She will speak with Head
Lisa Phillips
Hi Sophie, I am director of sport at Coworth Flexlands - it’s an independent prep school near Sunningdale. At the moment we are looking at celebrating differences in culture and race . . We would also like to link this to sport in some way. As a Paralympian that has been so successful in their field, we were wondering if you were available to come In and speak to our girls about challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them? I couldn’t see a section on your website that said if you did this kind of work, so it is a long shot. We would reimburse you for your time if you were able to come in and see us. Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and I fully understand If this request is not something that you can partake in. Best wishes Lisa Phillips
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Meeting with on 8th November
Jacqueline Thacker
Hi, how much is the premium membership? I have already paid £25.00 for the Gold Club. Many thanks. Kind regards Jacqueline
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Holding email sent from pr@ 22nd Oct
Richard Tattersall
Hi Sophie We are looking for a guest speaker for our sports awards evening here at Ditton Park Academy in Slough. We feel your journey would be such a inspiration to our students and would love for you to be part of the evening. The Evening is on Thursday 1st November from 6pm to 7.30pm. Unfortunatly we are unable to pay directly however we would love for you to use it as an opportunity to promote your go fund me page for Tokyo 2020. As a school we would also love to run a fundraiser for you looking to make around £200 for you. Do let me know if you want any more information about the evening and if this is something you would be interested in. Kind regards Richard Tattersall
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replied 9/10/18 - pr@ awaiting Sophie's Response. Sophie is at Squad Training. PP responded from admin@ on 10/10 declining as SC has prior commitments
Joy Storey-Smith
Re: Sophie Christiansen Hi Sophie I am a great fan of your good self and you are an amazing equestrian. I think you play a fantastic part in the world of athletics and Paralympics with the twist and turns. You are fantastic in all of your performances. From your 2004 Bronze medal at the Athens Paralympics to your gold in 2016. You are just a pleasure to watch and never fail to impress. I am your no1 fan. I was just wondering can you please send me a signed photo. My Address is; Mrs Storey-Smith, 21 Moor Top Avenue, Ackworth, WF7 7JW, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Thank you Joy
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replied 2/10/18 - pr@
Jan Abrahams
It will give me great pleasure to watch your progress. My very best wishes to you for a happy and successful outcome.
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replied 29/8/18 - pr@ this is a test