Leighton man delighted to be chosen as Paralympic torchbearer
A Leighton man who was chosen to be a torchbearer for the Paralympics hopes that the increasing interest in sport will continue.
Tony Skinner, 63, of South Street, was one of five people who carried the torch through Brent, Milton Keynes, on Wednesday.
He said: When I got there and saw the crowd it was exciting, because of their enthusiasm.
“People of all ages, including small children, came up to be photographed with the torch.”
Tony was nominated to hold the torch by MK Sailability, an organisation that gives disabled people the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing, which he volunteers for.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s LBO.
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