Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson’s medallion made by The Royal Mint went on sale at BP forecourts today. Anyone who collects it has the chance to win London 2012 Olympic tickets, signed clothing and once in a lifetime experiences with ParalympicsGB and Team GB.
The medallion, one of 12 released to commemorate some of Britain’s greatest Olympians and Paralympians, depicts Tanni’s winning moment from Sydney 2000. Having completed at five Paralympic Games Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE is one of the most successful Paralympians Britain has ever produced, winning an incredible 16 medals, 11 of them gold.
The collection will raise funds in support of British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
If you buy a medallion you are in with a chance to win:
One of 500 pairs of Olympic tickets including athletics, equestrian, boxing and swimming
Once in a lifetime experiences with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, including tickets to the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, a trip to the Team GB house and a visit to the official Team GB prep camp
Signed merchandise including caps signed by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, tops signed by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (Mil) or medallion folders signed by all 12 of The Legend Collection athletes
Each medallion comes with a unique code that you simply type into the website at www.bp.com/medallions to see if you’ve won a great prize. Entering the code also unlocks lots of exclusive features.
The medallions, which showcase 12 Great British Olympic and Paralympic winning moments from past Games, can be purchased for £2 each from BP’s forecourts across the country. Also available from BP forecourts are limited edition medallion collection folders which can be kept as a keepsake for years to come.
Tanni comments: “It is a real privilege to be considered amongst some of Britain’s greatest ever Olympic and Paralympic athletes. London 2012 is a real showcase event, but it is important that the youngsters coming through have the same opportunities that we did, and by buying a medallion you can help the BOA and BPA to ensure both, a memorable 2012 and a great future for British athletics”
All profits from the sale of the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection will directly support Team GB and ParalympicsGB to help aspiring athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond.
For more information about the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection and how you can start collecting the limited edition medallions, visit www.bp.com/medallions.