(Mother, Paralympian, author, life coach, part time model and public speaker)
Having competed in wheelchair racing since 2002, Anne became the first wheelchair racer from East Africa to compete in Wheelchair Racing at a Paralympic Games and on becoming eligible to represent Great Britain, she made her GB debut at the Paralympic World Cup in 2006 and scooped a Bronze at The Paralympic World Cup in 2007 and three gold medals at the DSE Championships in Manchester. Anne has raced and won numerous medals internationally. She has recently been appointed as an executive director on UK Athletics Board.
Anne has since turned her focus to charity work and is a keen servant and spokesperson to disability awareness and equality issues. Anne played a pivotal role in The British Polio Fellowship’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations in 2014 and her powerful speech at Rotary’s International Offices in London in May 2014 to leading lights in the fight against Polio, led to her being invited by Sir Emeka Offor (Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, SEOF) to an international conference in Sydney, Australia to talk about her life.
Anne Wafula-Strike was made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for her services to disability, sport and for her charity work. A past winner of the BBC’s ‘My Story’ competition, her autobiography ‘In my Dreams I Dance’ was published in 2010″.
“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you”.