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Anne Diamond | 12:58 UK time, Monday, 10 September 2012


Meet Jacqueline Cass (and that's her dad, Dave) from Thatcham who was awarded an MBE for her work with wheelchair basketball in our patch.

It all started when she was just 14, and knew she wanted a career as an occupational therapist - to help people transform their lives through sport. So she set up her own wheelchair basketball team - and her involvement with the sport grew and grew until she found herself living in the Olympic village for the past two weeks, and working everyday as an official with the Paralympic basketball events.

The past few weeks of Olympic and Paralympic spirit have been simply wonderful, and not just because of the fantastic feats of the athletes, but also because of the spirit and enthusiasm - and committment - of people like Jacqueline.

Thanks for a terrific time, Gamesmakers and officials. You've made us proud.


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