Paralympian David Weir given Freedom of the City of London
PARALYMPIAN David Weir was awarded the Freedom of the City of London yesterday in a ceremony at the Guildhall.
Weir, a winner of six gold medals, is in fine company with recent holders of the Freedom of the City of London having included author JK Rowling, chef Raymond Blanc and actress Joanna Lumley.
The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, has also launched a new grants programme, City Sporting Chance, which aims to widen sports opportunities for disabled people.
Although Lord Mayor Roger Gifford didn’t attend the presentation, he still gave his two pennies worth, telling The Capitalist that one of his favourite sporting moments from the summer was Weir powering his way to golden glory.