1 September 2014 – The fixture list for the blue ribbon team events at the Invictus Games, published today, reveals who the British Armed Forces team will take on at the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’. Armed with the knowledge of who they will face on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the players are more determined than ever to put on a show for the home crowd in the Copper Box Arena.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was again thronged with thousands of people as the legacy of the London 2012 Games continues.
Herts-based family charity, the Muscle Help Foundation (MHF), is thrilled to announce that it has just been awarded almost £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ programme, which will ultimately enable the organisation to reach more families affected by Muscular Dystrophy (MD).
Sarah Chapman is a dedicated wife and mother of two, as well as an Education Studies student at the University of Derby and a volunteer for the Dyslexia Association. Her dramatic turnaround from written off tearaway to successful family woman and dyslexia advocate has garnered much media interest, and has led to her being shortlisted for the Positive Role Model for Disability award at the National Diversity Awards 2014.
After leaving school in 2000 with no qualifications and undiagnosed dyslexia, Sarah had low self esteem and no confidence. Her lack of concentration and disruptive behaviour often led to both her teachers and parents alike stating that she would never amount to anything.