Paralympic torch in Northallerton

NARG 1209021AM Paralympics Leisure Centre. British Paralympic tennis player Antony Cotterill with The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate  Ian Galloway,The Deputy Mayoress of Harrogate Jean Galloway  Olympic torch bearer Lynn Williams, Oliver Grffiths, Hannah Carter,  Paul McKee and Joshua Gardner of Leeds Spiders. (1209021AM10)
NARG 1209021AM Paralympics Leisure Centre. British Paralympic tennis player Antony Cotterill with The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Ian Galloway,The Deputy Mayoress of Harrogate Jean Galloway Olympic torch bearer Lynn Williams, Oliver Grffiths, Hannah Carter, Paul McKee and Joshua Gardner of Leeds Spiders. (1209021AM10)
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Sainsbury’s Northallerton customers got the chance to see the Paralympic Torch today, Wednesday, between 1pm to 3pm.

Customers were able to hold and take photos of the Torch

The Torch is on a 400 Sainsbury’s store tour, which started on Monday September 24 and continues until Thursday, November 1.

Following the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Sainsbury’s Northallerton 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’s epic journey will begin at Sainsbury’s Bradford Upon-Avon and ends at the retailer’s Lampeter store on Thursday 1st November.

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 on Tuesday and Wednesday August 28 and 29. A 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.

Sainsbury’s Northallerton store manager Jenny Iveson added: “We’ve really enjoyed playing our part in raising awareness of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Northallerton.

“For our customers, it was 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.”