At the parade for the UK's successful Olympians and Paralympians in Manchester 2016, we were lucky enough to have VIP tickets for the area at the end of the parade.

Despite the pouring rain we were there, armed with autograph books as well as umbrellas. The athletes were amazingly friendly and those that we met were happy to sign. The atmosphere was so happy and everyone was waving Union flags and singing along to Kaiser Chiefs and Rebecca Ferguson.

It was ace!