Tanni Grey-Thompson, Athlete and Charity Patron

Title

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Athlete and Charity Patron

Description

From Wikipedia: Tanni Grey-Thompson is a Welsh politician, television presenter and former wheelchair racer. Grey-Thompson was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK. She graduated from Loughborough University in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Social Administration. Grey-Thompson is patron of numerous charities including the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, the Wembley Stadium Legacy Trust, President of Sportsleaders UK, a UNICEF Ambassador, Academy member of the Laureus World Sport Academy (trustee of the Sport for Good Foundation) and a Council member for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust As well as this she is the Patron of the Tees Wheelyboats Club, a group providing disabled people with access to the River Tees. In July 2011 Grey-Thompson was announced as the President of the Leadership 20:20 Commission, the Commission on the future leadership of Civil Society. She launched the Commission's recommendations in Parliament on 14 December 2011. On 23 March 2010, Grey-Thompson was created a Life Peer on the recommendation of the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC). Despite previously suggesting a desire for a title with a Welsh connection, her title was conferred as Baroness Grey-Thompson, of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham on 23 March 2010

Creator

Chris McAndrew

Date

Mar-18

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/Official_portrait_of_Baroness_Grey-Thompson_crop_2.jpg/768px-Official_portrait_of_Baroness_Grey-Thompson_crop_2.jpg

Rights

Publisher

UK Parliament

Contributor

Chris McAndrew

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Disabled. United Kingdom. UK. Charity. Athletes. Parliament. Women.

Coverage

United Kingdom

Files

768px-Official_portrait_of_Baroness_Grey-Thompson_crop_2.jpg

Reference

Chris McAndrew, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Athlete and Charity Patron, UK Parliament, Mar-18

Cite As

Chris McAndrew, “Tanni Grey-Thompson, Athlete and Charity Patron,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/573.