An important flame lighting ceremony at the birthplace of the Paralympic movement
On one of the coldest days of the year, the important sporting heritage of the Paralympic movement was given the recognition and sense of occasion that it so rightly deserved with a flame lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement.
Working with Aylesbury Vale District Council, we devised a parade and torch-lighting ceremony that gave paralympians the chance to take part in a ceremony to mark their imminent participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics taking place a week later in South Korea.
Sadly, the atrocious wintry weather conditions meant that the event was closed to the public. However the resilience and indomitable spirit of Paralympians was seen with a small torch-carrying parade making their way towards the podium to light the ceremonial flame.
See a video of Channel 4's coverage of the event.
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