Saturday saw London’s Clapham Common host a huge event to raise support for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. With less than one year to go, big name celebrities including The Wanted, Pixie Lott and The Saturdays joined forces to encourage people to get excited about our upcoming Paralympics.
As we eagerly approached the VIP entrance, we had our first glance at the huge family event. With a huge stage, a variety of food stalls and lots of Paralympic games for everyone to try out, Sainsburys Super Saturday was looking like a darn good family day out!
Once in the VIP area, we feasted on spicy chicken skewers, tasty lamb tagine and a deliciously light chocolate mousse, all thanks to Sainsbury’s. Sipping on Pimms, we mingled with the likes of the Sugababes, mum and ex-Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton and The Wanted. The Wanted boys even challenged the Paralympians to a game of wheelchair table tennis!
Hosted by Rick Edwards and Lisa Snowdon, we were treated to 10 well-known pop acts. Even with our typical English weather changing from sunshine to rain on and off throughout the day, thousands flocked to the main stage to see these top names perform.
However music wasn’t the only entertainment on offer. Families could get into the true Paralympic spirit by having a go at Sitting Volleyball, Table Tennis, Rowing and Wheelchair Basketball. There were even top-class demonstrations from our Great Britain gold medal hopefuls.
All the profits from Sainsbury’s Super Saturday will be going to the Paralympic Legacy Fund, which was set up in conjunction with ParalympicsGB to support the Paralympic athletes. The fund also promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for young people, regardless of ability.
To apply for tickets to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, make sure you visit the official website before the end of September! GO GREAT BRITAIN!
Take a sneaky peek at some more photos from the event below…