Paralympic lantern tour

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AFTER paying a visit to Driffield’s inaugural Harvest Food Festival the Paralympic lantern is continuing its tour of the East Riding.

At last month’s flame celebration at Beverley Leisure Complex, East Riding of Yorkshire Council took possession of the Paralympic Lantern – a brass lantern which symbolises the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

From September to November, the Paralympic Lantern will be showcased at various community events across the region.

Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic well-being and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is delighted to be able to bring the lantern to community events across the area over the coming weeks. We have been heartened by the interest shown by host venues and we would like to thank them for helping us to share the lantern with people in their local communities. This tour wraps up an amazing season of sport and celebration, which has been enjoyed by people throughout East Yorkshire.”

The Paralympic Lantern will be visiting the following events:‘An Evening with the Archbishop of York’ at Hornsea Floral Hall on Friday September 28; Mayor’s Civic Sunday Parade and Church Service in Hedon on Sunday September 30; Full meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council on Wednesday October 3; Fire Walk for World Sight Day in Hull, hosted by HERIB, on Thursday October 11; Hornsea Museum on Tuesday October 30; and Events at Withernsea’s Meridian Centre and The Hut (Adventure Playground) on Wednesday October 31.

Visits are also being planned to the eight resource centres that took part in the Beverley Flame Celebration, as well as special schools in the East Riding.

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