Paralympic torch comes to Newton Stewart

FOLLOWING the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, customers at Sainsbury’s in Newton Stewart will have the chance to see the torch next Tuesday 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 28th to Wednesday 29th August.

Sainsbury’s is the first ever sole sponsor of the Paralympic Games, which took place from 29th August to 9th September, and the only retailer which gave people across the UK the chance to see the Torch.

Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart Store Manager Debbie Barnes added: “We’ve really enjoyed playing our part in raising awareness of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Newton Stewart. For our customers, it’s 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.”