Sarah is passionate about the arts and works part time as Access Officer at Sadlers Wells Theatre. Part of her job is to set up inspirational projects for young people to help them engage with dance and realise their full potential. In her spare time she volunteers at her local amateur dramatics theatre and directs plays for young people. She believes in community spirit and uses her contacts within the arts world to widen the horizons of young people living in her local area. Within her role as Access Officer she works for equality for disabled people and those with limited mobility and supports and advises a group of other London based venues on how to provide a better service for their disabled customers. She herself has a degenerative condition which means she relies on the use of an electric wheelchair and an adapted car to get around. However her disability does not define her...she has parachuted from planes, is learning to become a sailing instructor, is passionate about gardening and photography, collects handmade glass and is a dedicated supporter of dance and culture. Her energy, enthusiasm and optimism know no bounds and is certainly not limited by her chair. She is an amazing and caring friend and always able to offer well meaning and thought through advice. Most importantly she is full of laughter, always looking on the bright side of life. The Olympic and Paralympic Games mean a lot to her as a symbol of community and achievement. I have volunteered at my local theatre for the last 26 years and have supported the young members, but I haven`t directed them recently. I have assisted in other ways, such as running workshops. A powerboat instructor, not a sailing instructor.