THE chance to nominate an inspirational person to carry the Paralympic Flame through Ellesmere Port is now open.
Some 10-20 people from across the borough will carry the torch as it makes its way from Sainsbury’s at Cheshire Oaks to the EPIC Leisure Centre and then on to the West Cheshire College’s Campus on Sutton Way on Saturday, August 25.
Nominees can be disabled people or their carers, fundraisers or supporters.
A special Flame Celebration event will follow to mark the arrival of the torch at the college.
Sara Mogel, principal at West Cheshire College, which will host the main Flame Celebration event from 1pm on the day, said: "We are delighted that Ellesmere Port is hosting a Flame Celebration and feel very proud that the college has been chosen as the venue for the main event.
“To organise a Flame Relay is a very special occasion and the chance for individuals to be involved in an event which recognises inclusively, endeavour and achievement.”
Councillor Stuart Parker Executive Member for Culture and Recreation said: “It is an honour to have the Paralympic Flame come to Ellesmere Port and we want as many local people as possible to be involved.
“The Flame Relay is a great opportunity for us all to recognise inspirational people who have made a real difference to their community or overcome life obstacles.”
Nominations to carry the Paralympic Flame are open until July 15 and nomination forms can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org