Last call for chance to be a Paralympic torch bearer

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The start of 2012 sees the last opportunities to nominate people to carry the Paralympic Flame during the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.

The three Presenting Partners for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay - BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsbury’s - are searching for inspirational torchbearers to work in teams of five to carry the Paralympic Flame during an overnight Torch Relay from Stoke Mandeville to the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games at the Stadium in Stratford, East London.

Sainsbury’s has launched its public nomination process - the last of the three campaigns run by the Presenting Partners. The campaign will give customers in its stores across the UK an opportunity to nominate a team or individual from their local community who they feel has inspired them. The campaign will run until Tuesday, February 14.

Successful nominees will have displayed the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality to make a difference or push the boundaries of what is achievable.

The London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay programme will begin on Friday, August 24 with the first flame lighting event to be held in London. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, the greater Belfast area, Edinburgh and Cardiff will each host a flame lighting moment and an evening Flame Festival.

BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsbury’s will also select people to carry the flames lit in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh during their evening Flame Festivals.

For further information about the Paralympic Flame Festivals log on to www.london2012.com/paralympic-torch-relay