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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With Ade Adepitan at Heathrow to launch a new travel guide for disabled travellers

Launch of new ‘passport’ guide for disabled travellers

This summer the Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a handy passport sized guide to your rights when you fly as a disabled traveller. Due to a legal loophole the rights we citizens enjoy on the ground in UK and EU countries are replaced by an outdated agreement known as the Montreal Convention when we board […]

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London 2012 Paralympic Logo

Selection of media coverage from London 2012

In the studio with 50 days to go, BBC Sport, 10/07/2012. In his own words; “Record TV Audiences and a Nation Smiling: You Are Experiencing the London 2012 Paralympic Games”,   Huffington Post, 07/09/2012 Interview with Gareth Davies, Paralympics Correspondent at the Daily Telegraph.  

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