Being a para-athlete takes an extra measure of grit and determination.

Many of you have been told from a young age about the things you can’t do – and yet you’ve managed to overcome great difficulties, pushing yourself to the maximum, far exceeding the expectations others have set for you.

Your example is truly inspiring and I want to wish you all the best in this summer’s biggest ever Commonwealth Games para-sport programme, building on the fantastic legacy of the Paralympic Games at London 2012.

We will all be cheering you on.