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Scotch Corner Holiday Inn welcomes Baroness with ‘multiple sporting achievements’

A baroness known for her multiple sporting achievements was recently welcomed into a Holiday Inn in North Yorkshire as part of an exclusive event.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson was recently hosted at the Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner for an exclusive event aimed at inspiring local women and girls.

Ms Grey-Thompson attended the event to speak to 140 guests about her life in sport, her time in politics and the challenges of living in a wheelchair in hopes of inspiring local women of all ages .

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Known for her multiple sporting achievements, Ms Grey-Thompson spoke on the night specifically of the 30 world records she broke after joining the British wheelchair racing team.

She also talked about the Olympic medals she won during her long career, including 11 gold, four silver and one bronze during her 16 years in the sport.

Tanni has since become a champion of disability rights and welfare reform from her position in the House of Lords.

Toni Bainbridge, manager of the Holiday Inn Scotch Corner, said he was “very happy” to be able to “welcome Baroness Tanni Gray Thompson”.

He added: “She has so many fantastic stories to tell and has achieved such great things in her career, so she was the perfect person to help inspire women in the North East.

“We knew we wanted to work on this event with Soroptimist International of Richmond and Dales, as we align with their core values, and we are proud to have hosted such a brilliant conference at our conference facilities.

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“We have seven great meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Darlington that can accommodate up to 300 people. We therefore invite groups of all sizes to consider us for their events.”

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