We had received great support en route, fantastic media coverage and raised money with help from our main sponsor Hornby and the brilliant support of our charities. It just didn't feel enough. So, imagine how thrilled we were to be invited on ITN London Tonight!
|Jake being filmed by the Olympic Park &|
being interviewed by Louise on her first day
for London Tonight.
The added bonus was getting an opportunity to met and talk with Anne Wafula Strike, she was the first Kenyan woman to compete at a Paralympic Games and has since competed for Great Britain. She was on London Tonight to raise awareness about the plight of people with disability in Haiti after the earthquake.
|Anne Wafula Strike and Jake at London Tonight Studios.|
Discussion over tea and chocolate hobnobs.
Queen Deadline needed to be fed! There was a 'no show' on the carpet, there were raised voices in the gallery; Phil, the studio manager, went to turn down the volume to his earpiece thinking he had turned it up - wrong! "Ahh, you are shouting," he said, realising there was a degree of nervousness emanating from the room of massed TV screens and stressed production managers.
Suddenly, we were in the studio, Phil was tripping over cables and Ben Scotchbrook had a quick pre on-air chat with a non-communicative Jake, "Now is not the time to be silent," was the general gist of his banter.
|Still from the London Tonight interview|
What a fantastic experience!