Beverley athlete is star of new Coco-Cola campaign

Mary Nolan.
Mary Nolan.

Beverley’s Mary Nolan will see herself up in lights after being chosen to star in a brand new national campaign by Coca-Cola Great Britain.

Mary, 21, will appear in advertising around the country to celebrate the 35-year partnership between Coca-Cola GB and the sports charity Special Olympics Great Britain and raise awareness of the Special Olympics GB National Games being held in Bath from 28 August.

The campaign aims to encourage people to attend the Games to cheer on and support the athletes as they compete.

Mary is a keen gymnast and will be competing at the National Games with over 1700 other athletes from around Great Britain.

She said: “I can’t wait to show my friends my poster in Beverley.”

Mary was chosen to represent artistic gymnastics in the campaign, which stars 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the UK, each representing the 12 different sports which will be played at the Games.

They were nominated for their starring role by Special Olympics GB, the charity that provides year-round sports training and competition for people with learning disabilities.

As part of the campaign, Mary was given the full VIP treatment at a professional film and photo shoot in London with renowned sports photographer Graham Hughes, whose past subjects include gold medal winning Olympians Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins and other top sports stars such as Lewis Hamilton and Andy Murray.

“The day with Coca-Cola was fantastic – I had my hair and make-up done and I loved it!,” Mary said.

The images of Mary will appear on outdoor poster sites around the country.