history

Call for memorabilia and stories about disability sport

Cartwright Hall, where the memorabilia and stories about Paralympics and disability sport will be shared

In partnership with Bradford Council, an exhibition is coming to the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford this month which will feature memorabilia and stories surrounding the Paralympics and disability sport.

From modest beginnings in the late 1940s at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann encouraged wounded veterans to play sport as an aid to rehabilitation from spinal injury received from the battlefront. This led to local competitions, the Stoke Mandeville Games and in turn the birth of the Paralympic movement. Today, the Paralympic Games attracts national and international public support and interest.

It’s a record! Blind Veterans UK announces highest figures for beneficiary recruitment in charity’s 101-year history

A record number of 875 new blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women in the UK are set to receive support from national military charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures released today.

In Blind Veterans UK’s 101-year history, the charity saw more veterans than ever before come forward for its free specialist services and support in the 2015/16 financial year, thanks to the charity’s No One Alone campaign and a number of high profile events throughout the year.