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Jarrold is delighted to support The National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT) in presenting its first regional exhibition in Norwich Cathedral from 24th March – 22nd May 2018. The exhibition shares the inspirational stories and heritage of the British Paralympic Movement which started 70 years ago when Sir Ludwig Guttmann used sport as an aid to recovery for returning, badly-injured Servicemen. In 1948 the first Stoke Mandeville Games were staged, the foundation for the Paralympic movement.
The exhibition will feature unique items including a range of sporting equipment and memorabilia some of which had been at risk of being lost to the nation. Visitors can find out about lesser-known sports such as Goalball and Boccia with the support of local bodies such as Active Norfolk and national organisations including Goalball UK.
Forthcoming regional exhibitions are planned in Manchester, Bradford, Bath and London. With a permanent Heritage Centre planned for November 2018 at the home of the Paralympic Movement, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
Major funding partners include the Heritage Lottery Fund, Spirit of 2012, Norfolk Community Foundation and Norwich Cathedral.
The NPHT is inviting people to share any of their own memorabilia and stories for documenting as part of a national archive record. More information can be found on the National Paralympic Heritage Trust website at www.paralympicheritage.org.uk.
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