Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of Britain’s greatest ever Paralympic athletes holding 11 Paralympic Gold medals, started supporting Unicef UK in 2009 through International Inspiration - London 2012's global sports legacy programme for children and young people.

In 2009, Tanni visited Jordan where she saw how International Inspiration projects are helping young people build a better future for themselves through quality physical education, sport and play.

In 2012, the Inspired by Sport exhibition was held at the Museum of London to celebrate the programme - featuring iconic photos by Rankin of athletes including Tanni, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson, as well as images of young people around the world whose lives have been enriched by the International Inspiration programme.

Tanni continues to be an incredible advocate for our work in the UK and internationally, recently supporting our 2013 flagship publication - State of the World’s Children - dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities.

Read Tanni’s blog about sport and inclusion

 
Tanni meets Mouayyed, a young wheelchair bound student in Jordan.  © Salah Malkawi/ International Inspiration/ Jordan 2009
Tanni meets Mouayyed, a young wheelchair bound student in Jordan. © Salah Malkawi/ International Inspiration/ Jordan 2009