We’re delighted to announce that Olympian, Commonwealth champion and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Claudia Fragapane, is joining Above & Beyond as a Charity Champion!

Team GB gymnast Claudia has lived in Bristol her whole life and trains at Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club. She will help raise awareness about fundraising events and the difference donations to a local charity can make. 

On a recent visit to the hospitals, Claudia met some of the charity’s volunteers and saw the difference donations have already made in the hospitals, from funding state-of-the-art equipment in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to reminiscence pods for dementia patients in Bristol Royal Infirmary.

I’m so excited to be working with Above & Beyond as a charity champion. It means a lot to me to work with a charity that supports a cause in my hometown of Bristol, where I live and train.

As a gymnast, I know how important it is to stay fit and healthy – a small injury could mean the end of my career – and I wanted to help raise awareness about the need to provide our hospitals with things above and beyond what the NHS has the means to do.

We look forward to working with Claudia to spread the word about Above & Beyond in the coming months!