By bobbins291 at 13:53 on 13/10/12
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Sainsbury's Kingston customers will have the chance to see the Paralympic Torch on 17th october between 09.30-11.30
• On the day, customers were able to hold and take photos of the Torch
• The Torch is now on a special 400 Sainsbury's store tour, from Monday 24th September to Thursday 1st November
Following the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Sainsbury's Kingston 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 28th to Wednesday 29th August. 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.
The Torch will be at the store between 09.30-11.30. 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 Kingston Store Manager Steve Dennis added: "We've really enjoyed playing our part in raising awareness of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Kingston. 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."
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012