National Paralympic Heritage Centre

National Paralympic Heritage Centre

Whilst many of us will have had the 29th of March in mind as significant day in the ongoing Brexit saga, for me and quite a few others it was all about celebrating another project that did manage to complete on time.

It was a real pleasure to be in Stoke Mandeville for the launch of the National Paralympic Heritage Centre, which tells the story of the Paralympic movement, beginning with the pioneering work of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann.

Professor Guttmann was chosen as one of last years successful AIM Biffa Award History Makers, with a grant awarded to support the development of the new exhibition.

As many of you will know it is a long road from funding application to opening the doors to the public, so huge congratulations to Vicky and the team for a great success.

It was really nice to hear such positive feedback from those attending, including descendants of Professor Guttmann himself.

Guttmann family entries in the visitor book
Guttmann family entries in the visitor book

We are just working on the paperwork for this years crop of successful History Makers projects which will be announced soon on the AIM website.

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