Let’s Talk Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with comedian Adam Hills in fundraising event

Join The Last Leg comedian, Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB athletes for an evening of comedy, entertainment and music to raise funds for the disability sport representation.

Taking place this evening (13 May 2021) at 7:30pm, tickets are still available to get front row access to the celebrations in the comfort of your own home.

LET’S TALK TOKYO

Marking 100 days until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the virtual event will be hosted by Levy UK with a range of exciting guest appearances set to grace your screens.

Welcoming a host of ParalympicsGB athletes, host Adam Hills will also be getting involved in hilarious challenges to help raise as much money for ParalympicsGB as possible.

ParalympicsGB’s fundraising goal is to make all disabled people Impossible to Ignore, the cost of tickets will be going towards the fundraising initiative with tickets starting from £25.

Ahead of the event, Adam said: “I’m excited to be hosting the ParalympicsGB event Let’s Talk Tokyo celebrating 100 days until the Paralympic Games kicks off. 

“I’m going to go behind the scenes with athletes, I’m going to set myself a humiliating Games challenge and I’m going to try and raise as much money as possible for ParalympicsGB.”

Adam has been passionate about disability sport in the past, after discovering the Physical Disability Rugby League, or PDRL. After coming across a tweet detailing the work of the PDRL, Adam decided it was time the UK had its own PDRL.

IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE

In 2019, ParalympicsGB launched a new campaign called Impossible to Ignore, marking one year to the now re-scheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The initiative was developed after research showed Paralympic athletes are key to challenging perceptions of disability in the UK.

Figures, from ComRes, found that 84 per cent of UK adults said the achievements of ParalympicGB athletes have a positive impact on society overall; and 82 per cent of disabiled UK adults felt the Games provided positive media coverage of disabled people.

Committed to making disabled people Impossible to Ignore, Let’s Talk Tokyo: An Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB is sure to power the conversation around disability sport.

“Our Paralympic heroes should be proud of all they have done to put disabled people’s achievements in the spotlight,” commented Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson.

“We must not underestimate the power of sport as a tool for driving greater social inclusion, and this research reinforces what we have long known – that the Paralympics change attitudes towards disability for the better.”

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