Natalie Cramp, Programme Director, Team London

Andy Barrow joined us at City Hall with a room full of teachers to discuss the power of volunteering. Andy opened the event, and as he painted a picture for the audience, you could have heard a pin drop. Andy captured everyone’s attention as he talked about the hundreds of volunteers who had supported him as a Paralympian but then brought it right back to that first volunteer who supported him after his accident and what that individual’s support had meant to him. He managed to capture so beautifully the positive impact that giving your time can have on someone else, he definitely inspired many to sign-up to get started. Aside from the speech, Andy was so personable, friendly, easy going and genuinely passionate about supporting young people, it was a pleasure to have him with us for the afternoon.

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