Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities hosted a DeaflympicsGB Parliamentary Reception, Atlee Suite, Tuesday 10th October 2017 to honour the great achievements of the DeaflympicsGB Team since returning from their successful games in Samsun earlier this year.
Asif Iqbal MBE, President of Harrow & Brent United Deaf Club was invited to attend the prestigious reception and was delighted to meet the Deaflympics GB Team and other VIP guests.
The Samsung Deaflympics Games came to a close with the GB team returning with 9 medals, smashing their pre-game targets. For many of our Team GB athletes, securing the funding to simply take part was one the biggest challenges they faced. Often relying on smaller grants from Sport England and personal fundraising to help them achieve their dreams.
This event went some way to celebrate their commitment and success in the games.