Just watched the opening of the Paralympic Games with its theme of enlightenment; celebrating not only curiosity, learning and science but also values of diversity, equality, resilience, human rights and the human spirit. The loud and clear message was that no-one should be defined by their disability. Difference is rich and wonderful; the final song embraced by the whole arena “I am somebody, I am what I am”.

Fantastic – when you think that these values are going down the plug hole it is wonderful to see how many embrace them.