A disabled man from Stevenage, who's campaigned for equal rights all his life, has been chosen to carry the Paralympic Torch...Arthur Bate suffers with cerebral palsy but that hasn't stopped him highlighting inequalities through his thirty years of voluntary work across Hertfordshire.
All through my life professionals have said ‘you can’t do that’. If I wanted to do it I would make my mind up and I would solve the problem."
VIDEO: Arthur talks about being nominated as a Paralympic Torchbearer...
Speaking about his nomination to carry the Paralympic Torch, Arthur said: "It was wonderful, it’s brilliant, I can’t believe that I am going to do it, that I was picked out of thousands of people, it was a real honour.
When I am on that track carrying the torch, it is going to be something really special."
(BELOW: Elizabeth Hawkes)
AUDIO: Elizabeth Hawkes and Arthur Bate from the POhWER charity chat to JACK fm..