Children meet Paralympics hero

L-R: Jake Hill, Paralympian Paul Blake and Sam Waddington.

L-R: Jake Hill, Paralympian Paul Blake and Sam Waddington.

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CHILDREN at Naomi House were treated to a visit from Paralympic silver and bronze medal-winning athlete Paul Blake.

The 22-year-old runner, who suffers from cerebral palsy, talked to the youngsters about his experiences at the Games and the preparation he went through to get there.

And the children at the hospice near Winchester – which supports young people with life-limiting conditions – had a chance to try on his medals.

Paul said: ‘My visit to Naomi House was inspiring. The kids and staff were amazing and the atmosphere was so positive.

‘I hope that more people get to hear about and use these unique facilities.’

Adrian Redshaw, from the hospice, said: ‘Paul was so generous with his time. The children and young people were fascinated by his story and inspired by his determination.’

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