Paralympic Torch In Wimbledon

Rare chance to see Paralympic Torch

Following the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Sainsbury's Wimbledon customers will have the chance to see the Paralympic Torch as it goes on a special tour across the UK.

The Sainsbury's Paralympic Torch Experience will see the Paralympic Torch travel to 400 Sainsbury's stores across the country.

The Torch is one of 620 Torches used in the 24 hour Relay which took place from Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury, the home of the Paralympic Movement, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. 101 stores from other areas across the country previously saw the Torch ahead of and during the Games and now the retailer, and first ever Paralympic Games-only sponsor, is extending it to the rest of the country.

The Torch will be at the store in Worple Road between 9.30am and 11.30am on Thursday (October 18). Sainsbury's Wimbledon Store Manager Denis Young added: "We've really enjoyed playing our part in raising awareness of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Wimbledon. For our customers, it's a once in a lifetime chance for them to see the Torch and feel the buzz of the Paralympic Games, which we’re proud to have sponsored."

October 17, 2012