Paralympic archer inspires at university AGM

Paralympic archer inspires at university AGM

Lucy Golding

Paralympic archer inspires at university AGM

Inspirational words from a paralympic archer were shared at the Maidenhead University of the Third Age (U3A) annual meeting.

Rebecca Gale, who won bronze at the 1996 Paralympic games, attended the meeting held at SportsAble in Braywick Road on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and lives in Maidenhead, delivered a speech about the demands of training as well as what is was like to win an Olympic medal.

Chairman of Maidenhead U3A Harry Burnham said: "Everyone was very inspired and she got a very loud ovation and the end."

Rebecca's speech was followed by a sing-song lead by Maidenhead U3A's 'Singing for Pleasure' group.

Maidenhead U3A, a community hobby group for the retired, was founded 16 years ago and now has more than 600 members.

It is organised into 72 activity groups covering subjects such as arts, aviation and family history

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