May 26 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Paralympic Flame will be carried to London by three “inspirational” women brought together by a Hornsey-based charity.
Action for Kids founder Sally Bishop will be joined by two of the disability charity’s beneficiaries as they carry the Torch during the 24-hour relay next week.
Ms Bishop, Lorna Marsh, and Lizzie Rose are three of the 580 torchbearers taking part in the 92-mile relay, selected through public nomination campaigns for the way they represent Paralympic values.
Disabled dance teacher Ms Marsh, 33, is the founder of website smoothwheels.co.uk which helps disabled people travelling around the UK.
Ms Rose, 23, works with children with special needs despite being a wheelchair-user because of a condition which causes her joints to dislocate.
The three women will form part of a team of five carrying the London 2012 Paralympic Flame through Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, just after 8.30pm next Tuesday. They will each carry their own torch and pass the Flame between one another, as they complete their section of the relay.
The Flame will then continue on to London, where it will pass through the six Olympic boroughs as well as past some well-known landmarks before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony.
Ms Bishop, who founded Action for Kids 21 years ago, said: “It is such an honour for us all to have been chosen to carry the Flame during the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one we will never forget.”
n To find out more about Action For Kids visit www.actionforkids.org