"In 1990 after a car accident, I became a full time wheelchair user. I then spent 7 and a 1/2 months in Hospital, and as part of my rehab, was introduced to disability sports. I soon became aware how important sport could be. It not only helped with my recovery but gave me a new found confidence. I began presenting disability awareness in schools, and then became a member of our local councils disabled access group, looking at access issues. This led to involvement with our local Lions club, I volunteer to help fundraise within a local community. In 2004 I became involved with the laffletics club (disability sport for young people with special needs) I now help with other volunteers to run the Saturday morning club. We have youngsters from 7-30 years old, their abilities vary from Autism, downs, to severe physical disability. Our club works on the individuals' goals and achievements. I have recently become involved with helping to set up a local sailability club. I know how important and rewarding sport and exercise is, and rewarding sport and achievement, and try to pass this message on. It is also great to be able to turn a negative into a positive"