UCanDoIT celebrated the work of learners and tutors at an award ceremony held at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists headquarters on 21 March. One of the highlights was the presentation of the Anthony Wigram Achievement Award designed to celebrate those learners who have created a social impact either personally or within their community through the use of IT and the support of UCanDoIT.
Our founder said “This is the second year of the award and numerous nominees were put in front of me, all with their own story to tell. I was impressed by Mike Brace who despite his disability has achieved great things”
Mike Brace (pictured) is a former paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities. He was Chief Executive of Vision 2020 UK (2001-2012) and served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association (2001-2008). He was blinded at the age of ten by an accident with a firework and subsequently attended Linden Lodge School for the Blind in Wimbledon.
He gained a Diploma in Social Work from the Polytechnic of North London in 1976 and in the same year competed as a cross-country skier in the inaugural Winter Paralympics. He was awarded the OBE in 2005 and CBE in 2009 for services to paralympic sport.