Paralympian backs fundraising campaign for Richard House hospice Beckton

Paralympic bronze medallist and TV presenter Ade Adepitan has become the latest celebrity to back a hospice’s fundraising campaign.

Ade Adepitan, 38, who was brought up in Plaistow, met with Harry’s Million inspiration Harry Singh, at Richard House Children’s Hospice, in Beckton to back the campaign to raise �1million.

The wheelchair basketball star, who also won silver in the World and European Championships before retiring in 2005, said the hospice’s work and the campaign’s aims were vital.

The three-year campaign was inspired by Harry, a former service user of Richard House who now works part-time in its fundraising department.

Ade said: “What the hospice is doing it inspirational and something that should be done. We have people who have life-threatening illnesses and it is important to make sure they are taken care of.”

He shot to fame via his Paralympic achievements but is now well known for his television work on The One Show on BBC1 and That Paralympic Show on Channel Four.

He was also part of the London 2012 Olympic bid and sat with David Beckham and athlete Seb Coe as the Games were awarded to the Capital.

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Harry Singh, 24, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Ade and I know he will continue to support Harry’s Million.

“He’s a local lad who gave a lot of his time to the campaign. I hope the work he does raises awareness and persuades people to donate and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.”

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