McCartney gives paralympic fundraising campaign wings

Disability charity ParalympicsGB has started its first fundraising campaign for regular giving with a television advertisement featuring Sir Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney lends his support
Paul McCartney lends his support

The ad, which was shown last night, shows disabled athletes in action and features music from McCartney's song Live and Let Die.

McCartney put his name to the campaign after meeting paralympic horse rider Sophie Christiansen. "I was completely blown away by her skill, dedication and the fact that she had won a world championship gold medal for Britain," he said.

ParalympicsGB's fundraising target is £2m, which will be used to help support athletes heading to the Beijing Games and to invest in disabled sport in the UK.

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