Yesterday saw an event at Mile End Stadium organised by the Council to celebrate the start of the Paralympics.
I couldn’t make it, but my cabinet colleagues Councillor Oli Rahman (Children’s Services) and Councillor Abdul Asad (Adult Social Care and Health) went along to join the festivities.
Local residents from disability groups including The Tower Project and Antill Road Centre were invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of sports.
The event included a special theatre performance called the Travelympics, depicting various Paralympic sporting events before asking for volunteers from the crowd to take part in activities such as water balloon javelin throwing!
The start of the Paralympic Games is an exciting moment for London, and I’m delighted that, as an Olympic borough part in hosting this historical event and sharing the excitement with our residents.
Working with our disabled residents is very important to us, and the Paralympics offer a good opportunity for us to champion the groups that do this invaluable work in East London.
I hope that residents will be as captivated by the Paralympic spirit as they were with the Olympics. There will be plenty of events taking place across East London – get involved!