Paralympic hopeful Hannah inspires at day for the disabled

International Day for disabled at the Kings Centre, Park Street, Halifax'Para Olympian Hannah Cockroft joined in with the games
International Day for disabled at the Kings Centre, Park Street, Halifax'Para Olympian Hannah Cockroft joined in with the games
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PARALYMPIC hopeful Hannah Cockcroft was the star guest at a celebration of disabled people’s abilities.

The Calderdale wheelchair racer, who has cerebral palsy, talked to guests at the International Day of Disabled People event and told them how she was inspired to take part in the sport.

The event was hosted by the Disability Partnership Calderdale at the King’s Centre in Park Road, Halifax.

Sports activities ranging from boccia and kurling to Wii sessions were led by ex-Fax player Frank Watene and the Calderdale Community Coaching Trust, along with Debbie Greenwood from Calderdale Council’s Disability Sports Development.

Other activities included a snapshot of life with an assistance dog, an art presentation by a hearing-impaired member of Halifax Art Society, and an interactive performance by Hebden Bridge’s Enabling Radio Drama group.

The event was opened by Calderdale Council chief executive Owen Williams and closed by Mayor Nader Fekri with the help of lip speakers and sign language interpreters.