On your blocks! Get set for Paralympics freebie

Paralympics marathon passes through City of London 090912 © DA

WANT TO go to the London Olympic Anniversary Games? Hackney council is giving local people a chance to win tickets to the last day, Sunday 26 July 2015.

Winners can see Paralympic athletic stars, including Jonathan Peacock, Hannah Cockroft and David Weir, in action at the Olympic Stadium for the grand prix finale, which coincides with National Paralympic Day and the London Mayor’s Liberty Festival, a free afternoon of deaf-and-disability arts, live music, dance, aerial performances, film and food.

Top, skilled contestant in the exciting 2012 paralympics marathon as it passes through the City of London and, above, the Olympic Park stadium © DA
Top, skilled contestant in the exciting 2012 Paralympics marathon as it passes through the City of London and, above, the Olympic Park stadium

Those who want to get more involved in the fun will be able to try their hand at athletics, judo, wheelchair tennis and other sports.

There is a catch: to be eligible, you must have contributed in some worthwhile way to the borough. Typical applicants would be registered volunteers, youth workers and people who help to run a local sports club. May the worthiest contributors win.

Hamish Scott 170715

* To enter or nominate someone, email jane.ball@hackney.gov.uk (020 8356 8338) with your name and age, where you live/work in Hackney, why you think you/someone you know should win, how many tickets you want (one or two) and a daytime phone number.

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