PARALYMPIC athlete Stephanie Millward has received another boost on her quest to compete in Tokyo’s 2020 Paralympic Games.

The 10 times Paralympic medallist was given a cheque for £4,120 by Budgens’ Box branch, her former employers.

Budgens raised the money to support the 37-year-old swimmer’s dream of competing at one more Paralympic Games.

Stephanie said: “I am so grateful for their donation.

“They have allowed me to make my dream come true, which is getting to Tokyo.”

The supermarket chain has supported the swimmer while she worked there and throughout her entire swimming career.

Stephanie suffers from multiple sclerosis, a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, impacting a person’s mobility and motor skills.

Her MS is the relapsing remitting type, which means she suffers attacks at random times, sometimes years apart.

She has gone blind three times, sometimes needs to use a wheelchair or loses control of parts of her body.

The swimming star explained her main motivation behind wanting to compete at another Paralympic Games is her desire to ‘beat the MS’.

She said: “I really want to be an inspiration to others, who suffer similar conditions.

“My whole life has been about chasing the gold.”

Stephanie was funded by British Paralympic Swimming for most of her career.

This funding stopped after Rio 2016, despite winning two gold medals in the 100m backstroke and the 4 x 100m medley relay.

She thinks this may be because of her age, or the fact she was moved into a different classification.

The Corsham-based paralympian has already competed in three sets of Games, where she won four silvers and a bronze at London 2012 and two golds, a silver and two bronzes at 2016’s Rio de Janeiro competition.