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Making a BIG Bang at the British Firework Championships 2014

Released: 20.08.14


The University of St Mark & St John was proud to jointly sponsor the 2014 British Firework Championships on Plymouth’s celebrated waterfront.

So imagine our double delight when University elite sports scholar Ben Proud joined us while on his way to the European Championships in Berlin after becoming double Commonwealth Games swimming sprint champion by winning gold medals in the 50m butterfly and freestyle.

Proud, sporting his latest medals, is pictured with our Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison at the national event on Plymouth Hoe.

Also dropping in as the University’s VIP guests, were Commonwealth City Divers Matthew Dixon and Sarah Barrow pictured here with Emma Hewitt, Head of Marketing & Communications, Karen Cook, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Stan Cinnamond, Director of Sport.

The University jointly sponsored the British Fireworks Championships with Plymouth’s daily newspaper The Herald.


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