Jason Smyth helps Lloyds TSB begin their search for people to carry the London 2012 Paralympic Flame

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Lloyds TSB, Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, calls on the UK to shine a light on people who have made a difference in their community and inspired and supported disabled people, by nominating them to carry the Paralympic Flame.

Thousands of nominations were made when Lloyds TSB invited the public to nominate Torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay in its recent nationwide campaign. Whilst the Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign is now closed, Lloyds TSB is extending the opportunity to be a Torchbearer through its support of the Paralympic Torch Relay.

Nominations are being sought from all corners of the UK, with the public being called upon to recognise the people who have inspired and supported people with disability and made a difference in their community. Anyone can be a Paralympic Torchbearer whether they are disabled or not. Whether it is a disabled person who has achieved personal success, the teacher who removes barriers to include pupils with a disability in sport, the family member who cares for someone with a disability or the friend who’s raised thousands of pounds for charities that support and empower disabled people, Lloyds TSB is inviting everyone to nominate someone to carry the Paralympic Flame with successful Torchbearers working in teams of five to carry the Flame on its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

To mark the launch of its Paralympic Torch Relay nomination campaign, Lloyds TSB has commissioned a set of striking images featuring inspirational Paralympians and future stars of ParalympicsGB together with the people who have supported and inspired them.

Jason Smyth, double Paralympic Gold Medallist in the 100m & 200m T13 at Beijing, was one of the inspirational Paralympians to support the campaign.


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