Communities across the East of England set to Celebrate the Paralympic Torch Relay02 March 2012
To mark six months to go until the start of the Paralympic Games, The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced the communities across the UK that will hold Flame Celebrations as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.
- Communities in the East of England are set to host Flame Celebrations as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Relay
- Each community to host part of their nations Flame
- Over 3500 people nominated to be Torchbearers in campaigns run by BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsbury’s
- 150 schools from across the UK taking part in the STEM Challenge 9 to investigate how to create a spark by the energy of human endeavour to light the Paralympic Flame
Celebrations will be held in Norfolk - watch out for more details !
Four Flames will be lit as part of a new concept for the Paralympic Torch Relay, one each in London, Greater Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Each nation will also host events celebrating the Flame Lightings. The four Flames will be united at the Paralympic Flame Lighting Ceremony at Stoke Mandeville, the spiritual home of the Paralympic Movement to create the London 2012 Paralympic Flame. This Flame will be carried on a 24 hour overnight Relay to London and the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games.
A total of 34 communities around the UK have taken the opportunity to host Flame Celebrations as part of the programme of events that will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Each community will send a Flame Ambassador to one of the four national Lighting events to take part of the Flame back to the Flame Celebration in their area.
Every celebration will be unique and have a flavour of the local community, but each will feature part of the nation’s flame and will have the Paralympic values at its core. Further details will be released by individual communities at a later date.Post a comment