Dr David Hindley from Nottingham Trent University's School of Education Sport and Leisure has told ITV News Central the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London last summer has helped raise the awareness of disability sports.
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Friends and family of a little girl with cancer have been holding a fun day to raise funds to help her.