Royal Chester rower carries Paralympic Flame
June Jarvis carried the famous flame at Ellesmere Port on Saturday (25th August), as part of a series of events held in the North West to celebrate the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
June was part of the Royal Chester RC group who rowed across Scotland in 2011, and was nominated to carry a Paralympic lantern in recognition of her constantly positive attitude and courage.
The Paralympic Flame has been travelling since 22 August, when disabled and non-disabled Scouts lit four flames on the four highest peaks in the UK – Scafell Pike (England), Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (Wales), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland).
The Flames were transferred to cauldrons in Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, and London, and will be united this evening (August 28th) at a ceremony in Stoke Mandeville – the spiritual home of the Paralympic Games.
From there, a 24-hour torch relay will see the torch travel to the Olympic Stadium in East London – lighting the cauldron at the Paralympic Opening Ceremony and marking the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
For more information about the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, visit www.london2012.com/paralympics/torch-relay.