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Enfield Sainsbury's supermarket 'proud' to have Paralympic torch on site
The Paralympic torch visited an Enfield supermarket this morning, more than two weeks before the start of the Games.
Approximately 150 people popped into Sainsbury’s Local in St Marks Road in Bush Hill Park between 9am and 11.30am to see the flame in all its glory and take photographs beside it.
The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Kate Anolue, also visited the store to see the silver torch before the start of the Paralympics on Wednesday, August 29.
Customer service assistant, Carol James, said: “It was an amazing experience – we felt so proud to have it at our store. We will never have that experience again."
The 52-year-old, who has spent the last month organising the special visit, said: “People really enjoyed seeing the torch and we were honoured to have it.”
The shop was open as usual but visitors enjoyed a selection of complimentary food and drink while the torch was on show.
The Sainsbury’s store, which has been open for two years, was visited as part of the company’s sponsorship of the Paralympic Games.
It will visit 61 Sainsbury’s around the country in the lead up to the 24-hour torch relay, which begins on Tuesday, August 28.