Northampton: Gold Station Sign For Rio Ellie
5 October 2016, 19:20
London Midland have turned more of their station signs gold to celebrate the success of our local paralympians at Rio 2016, including Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson and Hemel archer Jess Stretton.
The rail firm turned a number of station signs gold for the Olympic gold medal winners - including Leighton Buzzard for Charlotte Dujardin in the individual dressage, Bedford St Johns for rower Phelan Hill and Hemel Hempstead for double gold winning gymnast Max Whitlock.
Now it's celebrating the Rio Paralympian gold medallists.
The Hemel station sign will be now be shared between Max and the town's Gold winning medallist Jess Stretton.
In Northampton, the platform signs have turned gold for the town's 15 year-old debutante Paralympian gold medal swimmer, Ellie Robinson.
The stations with new gold platform signs include:
Hemel Hempstead - for archer Jess Stretton (shared with Max Whitlock!)
Northampton - for swimmer Ellie Robinson
Bromsgrove - for rower Lauren Rowles
Kidderminster - for relay runner Claire Cashmore
Stratford-upon-Avon - for cyclist Megan Giglia
Sutton Coldfield - for cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth (shared with Laura Unsworth)
The train operator has also launched a programme designed to help sports stars of tomorrow. "Your Sporting Chance" is aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of young people by providing sports kit and equipment for youth/junior sports teams, clubs or groups nominated by London Midland employees.
London Midland commercial director, Richard Brooks said
"We want to celebrate a great summer of sport but we also want to help future sporting stars. Your Sporting Chance empowers and encourages our colleagues to get more involved with the 150 communities we serve across the country. We hope the gold running in boards will also inspire more young people too aim for the stars."