Boccia medallist helps switch on airport’s Christmas lights

Pupils at Edith Borthwick School in Bocking joined Olympian race walker Dominic King and Paralympic Boccia bronze medallist Dan Bentley to switch on Stansted Airport’s decorations.

The airport, together with the charity Panathlon Challenge, presented the children with disability sporting equipment.

Airport staff collected more than 5,000 supermarket vouchers to buy the kurling kit so the children can play and compete in the up and coming Paralympic sport.

After the event, the Olympians and youngsters were given a behind the scenes tour of the airport’s fire station, including the new fire engines.

via Braintree: Disabled youngsters switch on airport’s Christmas lights (From Braintree and Witham Times).

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