Baton twirler will get to represent her country

Oliver Taplin from Warsash

Glitzy fundraising ball to be held in aid of disabled Oliver, 10, from Warsash

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A-level student Jessica Whitbourn has been selected to compete in the world and European championships for baton twirling.

The 17-year-old, of Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, will be representing England in the world championships.

The competitions start in July, and Jessica is on a mission to raise £400 to cover her costs and compete.

She said: ‘We practise every weekend for six hours and I would love for us to reach the finals.’

To donate towards Jessica’s training go to

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