The first Paralympic Heritage Centre

The National Paralympic Heritage Centre is now open at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. Read more

Support our crowdfunding Appeal!

We have raised nearly 40% of the funds for essential learning resources at the new National Paralympic Heritage Centre. Help us reach our target by supporting our appeal! Read more

Opening of the National Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville

On Saturday 30th March the new accessible National Paralympic Heritage Centre will be opened at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. Read more

Jean Stone MBE, pioneering figure of the Paralympic Movement

Jean Stone MBE, much loved Board Member of WheelPower and pioneering figure within the Paralympic Movement has sadly passed away Read more

Call for local stories surrounding the Paralympics and Stoke Mandeville

If you or a family member have been involved in any way in the Stoke Mandeville Games from the 1940s onwards, we would love to hear your story so that we can share with others about this great history. Read more

Visit from students studying Global Sport & Disability

In June we welcomed a visit from Canadian students who were eager to learn more about the Paralympic Movement and its heritage. Read more

Yvonne Matts, Paralympic Bowls Player

Yvonne Matts, née Hawtin participated in the 1980 Arnhem Paralympic Games where she came back with two silver medals in bowls. Read more

Call for memorabilia and stories, Bradford

In partnership with Bradford City Council, from January 2019, our regional exhibitions will be coming to Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and Cliffe Castle, Keighley. We are interested in collecting local stories of how people have been inspired by disability sport. Read more

The Trust's September Newsletter

This is our second newsletter and we hope you enjoy catching up on all our work, which will culminate in the opening of a permanent heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville. Read more

Commission for Bradford based disabled artist

We would like to commission a local disabled artist, based in Bradford or West Yorkshire, to create a piece of work in response to local and national Paralympic stories and objects. Read more

AIM Biffa award a new grant

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust has secured a £77,000 grant from the AIM Biffa Award ‘History Makers’ Programme. Read more

The Trust's first newsletter May 2018

We are delighted to introduce this, our first 'Annual Review', for all the Trust's key contacts and supporters. Read more

Booker Park School help shape the heritage centre

Children from Booker Park Special School in Aylesbury took on an important consultation role when they were visited by the team from the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. Read more

Launch of the Regional Stories exhibition, Norfolk

On Saturday 24th March 2018, the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, launched its first regional exhibition at Norwich Cathedral Read more

2018 International Conference on Disability Rights

Article from Vicky Hope-Walker about "Leave no one behind" conference at PyeongChang Winter Paralympics 2018 Read more

Spinal 2 Sport project

From September 2017, the Spinal 2 Sport team began work on a project to catalogue and preserve Paralympic history. Read more

Paralympic Heritage Norfolk

First regional exhibition of Paralympic Heritage in Norfolk Read more

Sporting legends welcomed into the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame

Honouring great men and women within Paralympic sport in this country. Read more

Paralympic Heritage to be saved

Historic archives and artefacts of the Paralympic movement will be catalogued and conserved. Read more