David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath & Crayford, attended a House of Commons briefing event for MPs yesterday on the Olympic and Paralympic Games being held later this year. Mr Evennett met with officials and held the Paralympic Torch. Commenting afterwards Mr Evennett said, “The Paralympic Games is an important sporting tradition and provides inspiration to people with disabilities all over the Country to get involved in sports on a recreational and competitive level.”
The Paralympic Games tradition grew from a small determined group on British World War Two veterans, with spinal injuries, who did not want their mobility problems to be a barrier from participating in sports. Since 1948 the concept has gone from strength to strength and today some of our best athletes are part of the GB Paralympic team.
Mr Evennett is pictured with Darren Letford, NRG Co-ordinator for London and the Paralympic Torch