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Sidcup Olympian Steve Backley launches new charity partnership

PUBLISHED: 09:56 08 May 2013

Steve Backley in action

Steve Backley in action

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Sidcup Olympian Steve Backley launched a new charity partnership on Friday.

He was joined by Olympic rower Zac Purchase and Paralympic equestrian star Sophie Christiansen to support Together for Short Lives, which works with children’s hospices across the country to ensure every child and their family has the best possible care when they need it.

Backley shot to fame by winning medals at three different Olympics in the javelin and is also a former world record holder.

For more information about Together for Short Lives and Children’s Hospice Week visit togetherforshortlives.org.uk

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