Paralympic champion and former world record holder Danny Crates was the guest speaker at the first annual sports dinner hosted by Wisbech Grammar School.
The 800 metre sprinter explained how he had had to overcome challenges in order to become an Olympic champion after losing his right arm at the age of 21 in a car accident in Australia.
An audience of 100 people fired a barrage of questions at him at the end of his talk and they enjoyed a three-course meal to the accompaniment of the school’s swing band.
The evening included a raffle and an auction and more than £1,000 was raised.
This was divided between Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a King’s Lynn based charity which supports the children of men and women killed on active duty whilst serving in the British armed forces, and support for the development of the school’s new sports pitches.