Chronicle Country has been enjoying the spirit of the London 2012 Paralympics.
A close-up of a former Samuel Whitbread Academy student appeared in Channel 4’s coverage of the opening ceremony.
Vickie Holden, formerly Vickie Burrow, was seen on screen for several seconds, in front of actor Sir Ian McKellen.
Vickie was one of the thousands of volunteers who took part in the ceremony but she only expected to be seen in the background among the crowds.
Lucie Flint, Vickie’s sister and vice chairman of Henlow Parish Council and her family were among the viewers who were surprised to see such a close-up shot of Vickie’s face.
Graham Simpson, business officer at the Team Beds & Luton County Sports Partnership, also paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Biggleswade with a Paralympic flame.
The flame was due to be carried on the official 24-hour relay from Stoke Mandeville to London in time for the opening ceremony.
An employee at Sainsbury’s in Biggleswade also enjoyed a day at the Paralympics after being awarded for his outstanding commitment to customer service.
Andrew D’ath, of Biggleswade was one of 5,000 workers from Paralympics sponsors Sainsbury’s who spent the day at the Olympic Park on Monday (September 3).
Andrew had guaranteed access to three wheelchair basketball matches after entering the draw for the chance to attend.
Andrew previously helped to raise the profile of the games by organising a variety of activities in Biggleswade.
Tim Roberts, Sally Albone, Sue Heath, Claire Williams, Caroline Brewer and Jane Marsh from the Biggleswade store also joined Andrew at the Olympic Park.
Andrew said: “I was really honoured to be chosen from so many entries.”
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