Free formed gumpaste austin roses, gerbera and crisantema made for helping little Anya to reach her olympic stars.
Anya’s Stargazers is a collaboration of cake and sugar artists who have come together to support Anya Waugh, a young wheelchair racer.
Anya is the inspiration behind this collaboration. If you’ve enjoyed seeing what we have created, please take a moment to learn a bit about Anya’s journey and ambitions.
We asked Anya’s mum Nicola to share a few words about Anya’s journey so far and share some pictures of Anya in action…
‘Anya is 11 years old and was born with Spina Bifida. She is paralysed from the knees down in both legs, with weakness from the hips. She is a full time wheelchair user. From a very early age she has shown determination to not let her disability get in the way of what she wants to do, she has never let anybody say to her that she can’t do anything. She doesn’t see herself as different & has never felt sorry for herself. Anya started wheelchair racing after watching the London2012 Paralympics, she watched Hannah Cockroft win the gold medal in the T34 100m & decided that was what she wanted as well. In Anya’s first season competing, at 8 years old, she became the fastest U11 in the UK, a title she kept throughout the 3 years racing as an U11. This season Anya will compete as an official UK ranked T54 athlete. This means Anya will be able to compete at all race meets domestically all around the country. Anya’s aim is to compete at the Tokyo2020 Paralympics. Anya understands that this will take a lot of hard work & determination, but she’s focused & has the right attitude. She trains very hard (4 times a week) & is ready for the challenge. She dreams big & wont let anyone tell her that she can’t.
We hope that you will find her an inspiration too and maybe help support her in her quest to be chosen as a Paralympic athlete for Tokyo 2020.’
Anya has a special message for all her supporters here https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=2uMk_b2xIbQ
If you would like to support Anya this is her ongoing fundraising page https://gogetfunding.com/anya-waugh-wheelchair-racer/
On behalf of Anya and Anya’s Stargazers, Thank you. x