The National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT) was established in July 2015
The Mission of the Trust is:
“We exist to enlighten and inspire future generations by celebrating, cherishing and bringing the Paralympic heritage and its stories of human endeavour to life”.
The primary purpose of the Trust is:
- The advancement of culture and heritage. In particular the culture and heritage of the Paralympic Movement in the United Kingdom and the role of Stoke Mandeville as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, and the promotion of public understanding and enjoyment of the same.
- The promotion of positive public perceptions and greater understanding of disability at both national and international levels.
The key proposed components are:
- A secure, conserved and accredited Archive and Collection
- A website that brings together all elements of the Project and provides access to collections and archives, as well as being a place to share personal stories.
- A heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympic Movement
- Regional hub touring exhibitions
- Pop-up event exhibitions
- A learning and participation programme
Volunteers are a vital part of delivering these components.
Recruitment will start shortly for new volunteers.
The NPHT Volunteer Policy is attached