100 Days To Go Until The Paralympic Games, 2012_
Hollie held an event to bring people of all ages together to celebrate 100 days to go until The Paralympic Games!
Hollie did a fantastic job, she is an inspirational young lady and it is just amazing to see her talking about something she is very very passionate about. Truly inspirational!
- Member of the public_
what was the inspiration for the event?
Hollie, 17, from East Midlands, is an inspiration with her proactivity and her passion. Three years ago she developed a disability herself, and since then she has been very active in raising awareness of disabilities in people of all ages.
Last year she held an event to celebrate a year to go until the Paralympic Games, with somewhereto_. This year she celebrated 100 days to go until the Paralympics and screened a number of films about Paralympians, to invoke discussion and awareness.
how did somewhereto_ help?
somewhereto_ supported Hollie by helping her to organise and put the event together, making Hollie's ideas a reality once more.
somewhereto_ found a space at the Pheonix Digital Media Centre in Leicester, the perfect place to host her event and screen the films she carefully selected to be in the line up. See what happened here.
"I thought the films were so powerful and more young people should watch them, we should learn more about the Paralympic Games at school." Brahmpreet, 10, East Midlands
"Hollie never fails to affect me with her dedication and motivation, hearing her talk about her Paralympic Games assemblies in school was really emotional, she is an inspirational model for young people." - Tina, somewhereto_ coordinator, East Midlands
"I am so proud of my sister, I thought the film with Danielle Brown the Paralympian was brilliant as my sister suffers from the same condition and she met her at her house last year, i really enjoyed that". Will, 12, East Midlands
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