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New role as spokesperson for Blind Veterans UK

Chris is delighted to announce a new role as spokesperson for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women. The charity was founded on 29 January 1951, to provide support and services to blinded World War I veterans.  Exactly 100 years on from its foundation, a specially commissioned survey […]

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Speaking at Demos Character Conference

Demos Conference on Character

  Chris spoke at a conference organised by Demos that was focussed on exploring how policy can build character. The particular question Chris considered was whether sport, art and extra-curricular activity build character? This is an important area and one Chris feels passionately about.

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On BBC Breakfast sofa to discuss new technology to help visually impaired people

Incredible new 3D audio technology

  Chris took part in a trial of an amazing new device, currently at prototype stage, that equips blind people with extra tools and information when navigating city centres, including accessing public transport. Speaking on Radio 5 live Chris described the headset as “your navigator, personal guide, transport information, local historian, all the (information about) shopping stuff… It’s […]

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Giving keynote speech at UN Inclusive Sport Conference in Korea

UN Inclusive Sport Conference

For the first time since participating in the Seoul Games in 1988, Chris travelled back to Korea to give the keynote speech at the 2014 Inclusive Sport and Society Forum. The Forum was organised by the Korean Paralympic Committee just ahead of the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games and was attended by UN Special Advisor on Sport, Wilfried Lemke, and […]

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Chris speaking at the Gala Dinner celebrating IPC 25th anniversary.

25 Years of International Paralympic Committee

Chris was invited to speak at the Gala Dinner marking the International Paralympic Committee’s 25th Anniversary. The Gala Dinner, in Berlin, was the highlight of a three-day event celebrating 25 years so far, and discussing the future strategic direction of the Paralympic Movement. One of the highlights of the evening was when Chris learnt that the London 2012 Paralympic Games […]

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Panel at Work Foundation event, L-R Lord Holmes, Jenny North, Fraser Nelson, David Rogers, Lizzie Crowley

Conservative Party Conference

At this year’s Conservative Party Conference Chris spoke at events organised by Demos and the Work Foundation. Both events covered a subject he cares passionately about; creating employment opportunities and giving people a chance for a better future. Although unemployment figures are at a record low employment prospects for many young people and disabled people remain a particular struggle. Disabled […]

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With Sports Minister Helen Grant at launch of inclusive rugby event

Campaign to encourage more women and ethnic minorities to play rugby

On September 10th Lord Holmes joined Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, to launch a new Premiership Rugby programme that aims to get more women and ethnic minorities involved in rugby. An EHRC grant of £600000 will be used to get 700 women and girls into the sport, train up 480 coaches and involve 2500 participants. Chris sees this new initiative as […]

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