As many sponsors of the Olympic Games this year have pointed out, sporting achievement is not just confined to Olympians. As London is very much in the spotlight this summer, PRCo is also celebrating its own outstanding sportsperson in longstanding PA to Robert Lyle and Pippa Isbell, JoJo Anderson.
JoJo first represented Great Britain in the Cadet World Sailing Championships in Mumbai at the age of 11. She and helm, Dominica Lindsey, finished Best Girls in World and overall 4th in what was GB’s most successful team result.
Showing a talent for hockey, JoJo soon collected her 1st England Hockey cap at the age of 15 and went on to represent England in over 25 matches in U16 and U18 International England hockey teams. JoJo continued to play for East of England until the age of 21.
Following an international sporting career that lasted more than a decade, JoJo travelled to South America where she set up and ran a hockey school for under privileged 6-16 year olds in a shantytown near Lima. Here, she was able to offer an escape and inspiration for children whose lives had been limited by poverty, drug and alcohol misuse through the medium of sports.
As great advocate to the Cirdan Sailing Trust, JoJo is returning to her sailing past again this year for the penultimate leg of the charity’s initiative, Voyage to Success 2012. As Champion, JoJo will be offering support and encouragement to young people from York Children’s Services who will be sailing from Weymouth to Eastbourne.
“I have been a firm supporter of Cirdan and the work it does with the young through sailing. There is no doubt that sailing provides the challenges we all need to bring the best out in oneself and helps one realise we can achieve more than we ever thought possible. Somehow when you are sailing, cold, wet and miserable there is that extra bit of strength and skill that is needed at the time to get you through. Not a bad lesson for life.”
As anyone who has been following the Olympic sailing on television will know, there will be no shortage of wind to speed her on her way towards Eastborne.
Other notable achievements at PRCo include Sarah Beth Money who competed in the England Rounders team from 2002-2004, JohnHenry’s Lewis Orr who ran across Wales recently, Claire Mans who participated in a 236 km swimming relay along the Thames, Algarvian cross country runner, Stephanie Caiger-Watson, and London Marathon runner and regional table tennis champion, Kath Kay. Pippa also completed the London Marathon as well as cycling from coast to coast across England and getting a Blenheim triathalon under her belt.
In addition to the various cyclists in the office, JoJo and her colleagues now focus their adrenaline surge on the achievement of client goals in the PRCo office…