One of the greatest athletes Britain has produced, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, will discuss the pivotal role of volunteering in sport, both in relation to her own career and the very future of grassroots and elite participation.
A response will be given by Dr Justin Davis Smith CBE, director of the charity master's programme at Bayes and author of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic volunteering strategy, followed by audience questions and discussion.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
One of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni, amassed a remarkable medal haul over 16 years and five Paralympic Games of 11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze.
In 2005 she became ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson for her services to sport. In 2010 Tanni became an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, taking the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham. As a working peer Tanni uses her experience and knowledge during debates in the House and she has spoken on a range of issues including Disability Rights, Welfare Reform, and of course, Sport.
Tanni has continued to be involved in sport and physical activity. She is a Board Member of the London Marathon, the Sportsaid Foundation, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Join In. In addition to this she is also a Board Member of several organisations including Transport for London and the London Legacy Development Corporation.
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