VIDEO: Emms hails importance of SportsAid on Bury St Edmunds visit

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Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms MBE, made a visit to Bury St Edmunds today (Friday) to help raise money for talented up and coming Sports men and women from the county.

The 36-year-old, who shot to fame in 2004 after her and playing partner Natan Robertson became the first Britons ever to reach an Olympic badminton final, was a guest speaker at the Suffolk Gold and Spa Hotel as part of a special SportsAid lunch Club event.

The club, which was helped set up by Abbeycroft Leisure meets twice a year to help raise funds for selected Suffolk sports people who have the potential to go on to national and international competition.

And for Emms, who also won World championship and Commonwealth Games gold, the initiative could not be more important for the future of aspiring athletes.