One week left to nominate a Paralympic Torchbearer

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Time is running out to nominate a Torchbearer for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with applications due to close on Tuesday 22 November.

Anyone who has inspired or supported disabled people in their community is eligible to be nominated, and nominations can be made online by going to


Nominations can also be made by phone, on 0208 4958301.

Paralympic Torchbearers can come from anywhere in the UK, and will include disabled and able-bodied people.

The London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay will take place from 24-29 August 2012, with flames being lit in the four capital cities of the UK; London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast.

The flames will then make their way across the UK to converge at Stoke Mandeville – home of the Paralympics – for a special ceremony on Tuesday 24 August, at which the four flames will be united to form the Paralympic Flame.

Once nominations close on Tuesday 22 November a panel will select a shortlist of finalists, from which the Torchbearers will be drawn at random.

For more information on the Paralympic Torchbearer nomination process, read the FAQ.

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