Interview with Alastair Hignell, author of ‘Higgy’

Posted on 22. Apr, 2012 by in Charity, Featured, Health, Sport

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Alastair Hignell, who lived in Stroud, is renowned as a rugby international for England, a county cricketer and a much-loved broadcaster. Forced to retire from his playing careers at an early age due to injury, and then from his broadcasting career when his struggle with MS became too overwhelming, he has nonetheless lived life to the full.

Higgy’s has been a tough journey, and his story is a fascinating example of strength and determination when faced with adversity. This story is about setbacks and triumphs, about making the shift from the athletic struggles of sport to the struggle of performing everyday tasks. It’s the genuine and emotional story of how a highly successful sportsman faced up to a devastating illness and became one of the most inspiring personalities of our age.

Alastair Hignell has had three outstanding careers in sport: as an England rugby player, a talented county cricketer and a sports broadcaster for the BBC and ITV. He has been a teacher and television presenter as well as patron for a national Multiple Sclerosis charity.

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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