Lloyds TSB initiates search for London 2012 Paralympic torchbearers
To carry the Paralympic Flame, presenting partner Lloyds TSB is engaging everyone from the UK to nominate someone, who has made a difference in the community and inspired as well as supported disabled people.
The Torchbearers are grouped in teams of five to carry the flame for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. It is not compulsory for the Torchbearer to be a disabled person, anyone can be a Paralympic Torchbearer
whether they are disabled or not and the public is being asked to propose such people.
The public can recommend a person who might have brought a positive change in a disabled person’s life or a disabled person that might have reached personal growth and success, maybe a school teacher that has inspired a disabled
student or a family member that encouraged a handicapped child to take up a sport.
Lloyds TSB has custom built a set of inspirational images that feature famous Paralympians and future stars of Paralympics to mark the launch of its Paralympic Torch Relay nomination campaign.
Lloyds TSB Ambassador for the London 2012 Games and Paralympic Bronze Medallist Ade Adepitan said, “I was lucky to become a Torchbearer in 2004 when the Olympic Flame passed through London for the first time in 56 years as part
of the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay. It was an incredible day and one of my most enduring memories of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Moreover, Ade Adepitan has recommended Owen McGhee, who had started a small charity called the Association of Wheelchair Children. The primary intention of the charity was to equip young wheelchair-users with the skills to help
them achieve an independent living style, reach their optimum potential and also to increase their confidence. The charity has changed not only Adepitan’s life but also the life of many other disabled persons in East London.
Owen McGhee has had a magnanimous impact on the lives of thousands of disabled children in the East end of London and also all across the UK. Still now, at the age of sixty years he contributes and plays an active role in the
charity which is now known as Go kids Go!