Welcome prepared in Plymouth for the Paralympic Flame
PLYMOUTH is gearing up to welcome the Paralympic Flame which will pass through the city next weekend.
Further details about the city's Paralympic Flame Procession, taking place next Friday, have been announced ahead of the beginning of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on August 29.
At 4pm next Friday teenage wheelchair athlete Doaa Shayea, Plymouth's Paralympic Flame ambassador, and Michael Wright, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, will parade the flame through the city centre.
The pair will set off from the Copthorne Hotel, heading down Armada Way to the Big Screen, and then crossing Royal Parade before ending at the Council House.
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Councillor Peter Smith, deputy leader of Plymouth City Council, said: "We had a fantastic turnout for the Olympic Torch Relay in May and now I hope everyone will line the streets and cheer on the Paralympic Flame and our young ambassador.
"The city really got behind the Olympics; we were all swept up with pride and excitement as we watched our competitors win medals and I hope now everyone will do the same for the Paralympics. This is our opportunity to show our support and welcome the Paralympic Flame to the city while cheering on our wonderful Flame Ambassador, Doaa Shayea, who is a budding Paralympic star."
People will also be offered the chance to have a go at some of the Paralympic sports as Plymouth Life Centre hosts a Festival of Sport next Saturday.
It will be a day of free taster sessions including sitting volleyball and wheelchair rugby. There will also be a civic reception for our Paralympic Flame and Flame Ambassador, and a chance to see the flame on display in the reception area during the afternoon.