EVERYBODY has a talent – you just need the courage to follow your dreams.
That was the inspirational message from former Paralympian and UK record holder Paul Cartwright.
Paul was attending a special reception at the Hollybank Trust, Mirfield, where he presented his 1984 Paralympic tracksuit top and a signed photograph of himself shortly after winning gold at international championships the following year.
Now the former Hollybank pupil hopes that his treasured possessions will inspire others on to great things.
Paul, 48, who lives in Liversedge, said: “I believe everybody has a niche in life, you just need the courage to follow your dream. If you think you can do something, you should try.
“And that’s the same for everybody, whether you have a disability or you are able bodied.
“Hollybank was a big part of shaping me into the person I am today and I am very grateful for that. It was a very happy time of my life. That philosophy still continues here today and I hope that my achievements will inspire people to reach for their goals.”