WISBECH and Fenland Museum is getting set to take part in the Paralympic Flame celebrations this weekend.
David Wright, curator for the museum said: “We are eager to maintain the excitement of the Olympic Games and to champion the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality. Therefore we are offering the public of Wisbech the opportunity to see the Paralympic Flame Lantern.”
On Friday, Dan Gordon, a Paralympian from the Athens Olympics in 2004 and Patron of the Ability PLUS Group accompanied by Rebecca Gilbertson of LIVING SPORT, and former swimming world record holder, will travel to London and collect part of the English Flame during a ceremony in Trafalgar Square. They will then bring it back to Cambridge, the first stop on its journey across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in a miner’s lantern.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum will be opening specially on Sunday to host the Paralympic Flame Lantern from 10am to 11.45am.
There will be the opportunity to take photographs and also to look around the museum. Elaine Ewart, the Fenland Poet Laureate has composed a poem inspired by the Paralympic Games which will be read out. Children attending will also be encouraged to create their own poems to celebrate the occasion.