Adam Hills Donates Gold Prosthetic Foot to Charity

Adam Hills Donates Gold Prosthetic Foot to Charity

Adam Hills has donated a gold prosthetic foot to The National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT). This unique prosthetic, adorned with the names of the Great British gold medallists from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, has found its permanent home at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre in Aylesbury.

In the lead-up to the 2016 Paralympic Games, Adam was invited to motivate the Paralympic GB Team. During his speech, he made a bold promise: if the British athletes secured more medals than their Australian counterparts, he would paint his prosthetic foot gold and write the names of every Great British gold medal winner on it. His reasoning was as humorous as it was motivational, noting that "there is no greater incentive for British athletes than to humiliate an Australian." True to his word, Adam has proudly worn this distinctive prosthetic for the past seven years.

Adam has been a dedicated supporter of the Paralympic Movement, hosting his nightly comedy show, 'The Last Leg,' throughout the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which has earned multiple series renewals. Recently awarded an MBE for his outstanding contributions to Paralympic sport and disability awareness, Adam continues to wholeheartedly champion the cause.

Adam Hills said, "I've had a foot in the UK for quite some time now, and it's lovely to know that will continue for many years to come - regardless of where the rest of my body is located. I feel so honoured to be a small part of the Paralympic Movement, and I'm chuffed to know that a small part of me will be in the National Paralympic Heritage Centre."

His iconic foot will be on display at the Heritage Centre, where it will be accessible to visitors from across the country. Victoria Hope-Walker, Chair of the NPHT, stated, "Adam's generous donation is a distinctive addition to our collection, and we appreciate his dedication to preserving the history and accomplishments of Paralympic athletes. This remarkable prosthetic foot will inspire and captivate visitors, reinforcing the values of determination, courage, and unity that define the Paralympic spirit. With ambitious plans for Adam's foot, we hope that next summer, it will embark on a countywide journey, as other museums and libraries have expressed a keen interest in displaying it. This initiative aligns with Buckinghamshire’s broader plans to commemorate Paris 2024, as the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement."

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Tune into The Last Leg’s end-of-year special ‘The Last Leg of the Year’ that will showcase Adam’s prosthetic foot in its new home at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre, on Channel 4 on the 31st of December at 9pm.

Pictured: Adam's gold prosthetic foot with 2016 Paralympic winner's names written on it.



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