Sports fanatic Mel had her life turned upside down when she suffered a series of severe strokes. The third, in 2008, left her unable to use her left leg and part of her left arm. Her balance and coordination were also affected, leaving her unable to walk unaided.
Having studied at Hartpury College and training daily in Cheltenham, Mel is very much a local hero who has stayed true to her roots.
Sponsoring the event was one of the UK's most prestigious jewellers, Beards Jewellers Cheltenham & London prides itself on striving for excellence in both product and service.
As well as their own beautiful jewellery brand, Beards proudly offers our customers some of the most well-known Swiss watches and luxury jewellery brands worldwide.