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Double Gold Medal winner Hannah Cockroft to 'drop in' at Town Hall

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A drop in session at the town hall on Thursday 27th Sept aimed at inspiring people by meeting our local sporting paralympian hero Hannah Cockroft.

Hannah has agreed to come down to the Hebden Bridge Town Hall and do a two hour session (4-6pm) for people to take photos with their cameras and any donations given will go to the flood fund.

"The event is going with the emphasis on inspiring people as we are aiming this at trying to get Hebden Bridge back on the map at the same time as helping our community," Suzy Hesselden of the Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre told the HebWeb.

On 31 August 2012 Hannah Cockroft won Great Britain's first track and field gold medal of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, winning the final of the 100 metres T34 in 18.05 seconds, a Paralympic record.

On 6 September, she won another gold medal in 200 metres T34 in 31.90 seconds, also a Paralympic record.

In honour of her achievements at London 2012, Royal Mail issued two postage stamps featuring Cockroft and painted a post box gold in her home town of Halifax. She was awarded the freedom of Calderdale at the homecoming event at the Halifax Piece Hall.

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