August 20 - The birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, Stoke Mandeville, will host a free community sports day to mark the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony next month.
The event is due to take place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in the Buckinghamshire village on September 7 - the date on which the curtain came down on the Games last summer, and to mark the occasion, the Paralympic Torch lighting cauldron will be displayed along with one of the Torches used in the Relay that visitors can pose with for photographs.
Free swimming and gym sessions will take place at the stadium on the day along with badminton, tennis, running and table tennis sessions, trampolining demonstrations by Thames Valley Trampolining Club and an appearance from the MK Aces Wheelchair Basketball Club.
The British Wheelchair Athletics Grand Prix will run alongside the event, while multiple British karate champion and 3rd Dan John Gardiner will also be on hand to give demonstrations in the sport.
"I am so pleased that, with help from Reactivate Bucks Community Games, we can offer this free sports day to the community, and in doing so we are also able to celebrate and ensure the legacy of the Paralympic Games continues," the Stadium's business development and marketing manager, Ian Seabrook, said.
"We have a wonderful, supportive community around the stadium and we hope this event brings everyone together to celebrate everything that is great about sport and disability sport."
The day is free of charge, but donations are welcomed to WheelPower, the national charity for Paralympic sport, which is based at the stadium.
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