Autotech Garage Services supports Jessica-Jane Applegate
As you may be aware, Autotech Garage Services proudly supports Paralympic superstar Jessica-Jane Applegate. Jessica-Jane has just put out a press release, which kindly thanks Autotech Garage Services for their support.
If you would like to help support Jessica-Jane Applegate, please visit her Just Giving page HERE.
In the January of 2016 Jessica-Jane became ill and her training and competition suffered to the point where she had to choose between ending her career or surgery. Even though she managed to claim 2 silvers and 1 bronze in Rio racing with a prolapsed disc in her back and only 9 weeks after surgery she didn’t manage to achieve a personal best time during that year therefore she lost the majority of her UK Sport funding. She didn’t give up though & with the help of the Community Sports foundation she set up a funding page. Nwes have also stepped in to help with her marketing, website and are also holding fundraising days on her behalf.
Most recently local family run garage Autotech Garage Services have offered their assistance too – Owners Gary and Melanie Harris quoted ‘We are a local family run business who are always keen to help local charities, good causes or local heroes such as Jessica-Jane Applegate. In the past we have helped a local lady purchase a mobility scooter, we give continued support the RSPCA along with helping a local youth football team with their kit. When we heard of Jessica-Jane’s funding reduction we felt so strongly that it was so unfair we agreed we would help as much as we could with her vehicle maintenance, servicing, tyres, and general repairs as her car is so important for her to enable her to travel not only to training but around the county to competitions & training camps’ Autotech Garage Services have just opened their very own in house brand new MOT station investing in top of the range equipment to allow any or all work to be carried out on the same premises. They have extremely competitive rates along with offering numerous other on site services including payment plans for those that cannot afford to pay in a lump sum. For any further information please contact Dawn or Mel on 01493 717878.
Jessica-Jane said ‘This is a huge relief for us, we rely on our car daily and cover around 30 thousand miles a year. Knowing that we will be able to have our car serviced, checked regular so it is road worthy at all times is incredible. Since Gary and Melanie stepped in I have already travelled to Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield along with daily training, competitions & appointments across Norfolk for my medical appointments in the follow up from Rio. I am really grateful for their support.’
Since then Jessica-Jane has broken several S14 British Records and has started to improve again since her surgery last year.