Ambassadors speak at House of Lords for Spirit of 2012

My Sport, My Voice! Ambassadors outside the House of Lords

Our funders, Spirit of 2012 hosted a special event at the House of Lords last week to celebrate three years of financing London 2012 legacy projects and two of our My Sport, My Voice! Ambassadors had starring roles as guest speakers.

Six MSMV! Ambassadors attended the Keeping the Spirit Alive event and Paralympic swimmer Dan Pepper and World Champion Heptathlete Martina Barber stole the show when they were invited to share their experiences of how the project has helped them over the last year.

Fellow Ambassadors Chris Edwards, Jonny Gale, Peter Millar, and Adam Thompson were also in attendance, networking with an audience of more than 130 people including MPs, peers, partners, and people involved in other Spirit of 2012 funded projects.

Barber said: “The House of Lords was amazing, it was great to stand and speak in front of lots of important people. Thanks again to ‪Spirit of 2012‬ for funding the My Sport, My Voice! project, and to UKSA for running the project.”‬

Ruth Hollis, Director of Policy and Research, Spirit of 2012, tweeted: “Dan Pepper and Martina Barber are raising the roof at the House of Lords.”

Emma Boggis, CEO of Sport and Recreational Alliance also tweeted: “Brilliant input from UKSA ambassadors Dan and Martina – proof that Spirit of 2012 is alive and well.

Steven Ward, Executive Director of UK Active complimented the speakers by tweeting: “Listening to Dan Pepper speak about UKSA’s My Sport, My Voice! programme, funded by Spirit of 2012. A complete legend, a huge year ahead.

UKSA Chief Executive, Tracey McCillen added: “Thank you to Spirit of 2012 for the excellent event, which showcased some great work and provided a fantastic platform for our Athlete Ambassadors.”