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Monday, August 13, 2012
THE Paralympic Flame will be coming to Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre later this month at an event to celebrate disability sports.
The flame will arrive at the complex at around 2.30pm, on Sunday, August 26, and will stay until 4pm during which time people can try a number of disability sports including boccia, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
There will also be a chance to find out more about Sailability, the Bury Bombers and the centre’s Little Splash sessions, a swimming session that encourages families with disabilities to enjoy swimming time and Big Splash which is open to anyone with a disability or recovering from an injury.
People will be able to take photographs of themselves with the lantern between 3pm and 4pm. It will then be taken to Moyse’s Hall Museum, in Bury, the following day. The Leisure Centre is currently hosting the Rwandan Paralympic Team where they will be based until August 24 as they prepare for the Games in London. The centre is one of only three official London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camps in Suffolk.
Michelle Banfield-Curran, Abbeycroft Leisure’s Partnership Manager, said: “We are excited about hosting the Paralympic Flame and this is a fantastic opportunity for people to come along and get a photograph of themselves with a piece of sporting history and celebrate disability sport.”