A YOUNG ice skater from Sully has been given a boost by a housebuilder.

Mollie Mai Germon, a 13-year-old pupil at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, received a sponsorship boost from Taylor Wimpey South Wales towards skates, competition fees, outfits and coaching.

Mollie has been ice skating for four years, competing all over the United Kingdom and training at Cardiff’s Viola Arena.

As a result of her hard work and dedication to the sport, Mollie came 11th in the British Solo Ice Dance Championships last year and is hoping to go further this year.

She had already competed in four other competitions in recent months, in Deeside, Murrayfield, Streatham and Bradford.

She trains for up to 20 hours a week, skating for an hour and a half most mornings before school.

Sara Taylor, a sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey South Wales, approached Mollie’s mother Helen Germon regarding a sponsorship after she came across her plea for support on social media.

Ms Germon said: “Both Mollie and myself would like to say a massive thank you for the donation.

“We are thrilled by the support we have received and the funding ensures that Mollie has everything she needs to be able to compete and train.

“It is wonderful to be able to watch your children become so passionate and dedicated to something, and with the support from local organisations, Mollie can continue to grow as an ice skater.”

Sara Taylor said: “When I saw Helen’s plea to support her daughter, I knew it was something Taylor Wimpey could help with.

“We’re committed to making a positive contribution in the communities in which we build and we’re proud to be able to support Mollie with the start of her career and make an impact on her future.

“We wish Mollie all the luck for this year and for the rest of her career.”

The donation of £1,050 towards skates, competition fees, outfits and coaching to Mollie Mai is one of many ways in which Taylor Wimpey is supporting the local communities in which it builds.