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Tom Daley’s Olympic poolside meet with our supporters

Last Wednesday, a team of ten spent a morning at the Olympic Aquatics Centre with our High Profile Supporter and Olympian Tom Daley

Tom's been one of our key High Profile Supporter since he sadly lost his dad to a brain tumour in 2011.

One of our key supporters across our campaigns and social media, Tom was the face of our BBC Lifeline Appeal in 2017

Chandos Green, pictured on the far right of the photo and a Young Ambassador of The Charity, got the chance to watch Tom in training action and chat to him.

“Getting to meet Tom last week and seeing the GB Team train for their up-and-coming competitions, was a surreal experience. It's definitely up there in the amazing opportunities I've been lucky enough to enjoy with The Charity to date.

“What made the morning so amazing I think, was seeing groups of young people walk past Tom wishing me a good day or just saying hi, like it was a daily occurrence.

“So as you can imagine we all had a list of questions to ask him after the training session had finished.

“Tom explained how when diving you have to keep your eyes open, yup, I just said that right! This is to ensure they can complete the dive correctly, noticing each turn in the routine, based on a number of factors from their environment among other things.

“But no matter how well you write it on paper or say it out loud, I can't even begin to imagine how it feels going at speed into a pool of water with your EYES OPEN; even the thought of it fills me with fear.

“But in a demanding and testing sport, Tom seemed to be so relaxed. I guess you have to be when you see them balanced on their hands, inches from the edge of the end of the 10m platform.

“When he was sharing his journey, it was clear that the sport is a huge drive for him and the personal approach he brought to the whole morning for us made it more evident that he, like everyone working towards a cure for brain tumours, is passionate about raising awareness.

“It was just a great morning."

Tom will feature in our Brain Tumour Awareness Month (BTAM) video later this month and we hope to make the meet 'n' greet a regular event for our supporters, so we'll post details when further dates become available.

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