Everyone invited to say well done to Paralympic star

A date has been set for the community to officially say well done to its Paralympic star.

Friday, 19th October 2012, 2:27 pm

Tring Town Council has organised a reception for sitting volleyball player Martine Wright to take place in Church Square on Saturday, October 27 at 11am.

The mayor councillor Nick Hollinghurst will do a speech, which will be followed by some words from the athlete.

Martine, who lives in Beaconsfield Road, lost both her legs on July 7, 2005, when suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer blew himself up at Aldgate underground station.

She took up sport as part of her recuperation and competed with the GB squad this year.

Her journey has been used as an inspirational story of courage and determination leading up to the Games, and her resilience defined just what the Paralympics is all about.

Deputy mayor councillor Roxanne Ransley said: “It’s the perfect opportunity for people to meet and congratulate our local star. So bring your flags.”