9 December 2011

Throughout the year Shoreham Port has supported a variety of local charities, clubs and individuals. This month they supported Jamie Spall to pursue her ambitions and to travel to Riesa in Germany to take place in the Tap Dance World Championships by sponsoring her.

Jamie lives locally in Shoreham and travels extensively at weekends to train with the England team, in Reading or Swindon. She also trains at Glendale Theatre Arts in Worthing, where she has had the opportunity to work with Simeon Weedal and Lee Payne, both world renowned tap dancers living in the local area.

The England Tap Dance Team has entered the world championships for the last four years.  The youngest was Jamie Spall, who was only 11 at the time of selection. She has gone on to represent her country every year since then. Last year she was part of the first Gold medal winning dance ever for England and she returned again for this year’s world championships. This year Jamie was a part of a trio in the under 16 section which won a bronze medal and she also took part in the adult formation section, which also achieved a bronze medal place.

Jamie said “Shoreham Port have sponsored me for the last two years and I am extremely grateful for their generosity and support.”  Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive commented “As a trust Port at the heart of the community, we are keen to reinvest some of our surpluses for the benefit of our local youngsters, and this includes supporting talented individuals to pursue their goals.”