Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead from Nottinghamshire has become the patron of a bone cancer charity after one of his closest friends died from the disease.
The 200-metres gold medallist has agreed to become the first patron of Sarcoma UK.
Richard says it was his friend's memory which inspired him to victory at London 2012. Peter Bearne has the story.
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