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Aimee Sell, from Hornchurch in Essex, is celebrating after receiving a 250 donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund.


Aimee, now 17, first started Karate at the age of six. Aged eight, an accident left her with only 75 per cent vision in one eye and Aimee was told never to play again. But her determination has led her to become the six time British National Karate Champion.


She is the first female to win the Austrian Junior Open six times and as testament to her perseverance and dedication to the sport, was selected as the 2012 Havering torchbearer.


Aimee says: “I am entirely self-funded and have to balance college, a job and training. The donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund will help me to travel to competitions, so I can continue to compete in Premier Karate events. This will be a great boost to me as it means I can contend with top world athletes.”


A recent survey conducted by chocolate milk drink, MARS Refuel, revealed that the main barriers preventing people from taking part in sport are a lack of motivation and cost.


But with the incredible summer of sport that lies ahead, there should be plenty to motivate people to get active.


The MARS Refuel Drink Fund was set up to help individuals and clubs play their chosen sport for longer. Applicants for support such as equipment, coaching, pitch time and travel expenses can be made online at


The MARS Refuel Drink Fund, which runs until September 30 2012, has one Gold (1000), four Silver (500) and eight Bronze (250) awards to donate each month.


The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.