Kate Murray is the oldest Paralympian in Team GB, she lives near Hawick and began using a wheelchair following nerve damage to her spine. Kate says it's support from local archery groups that has secured her a place in the team.
A group of disabled and non-disabled Scouts will climb to the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain to create the English Paralympic flame.
At the same time flames will be lit on top of the highest mountains of Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Scouts will use the traditional technique of rubbing flint together to create sparks and kindle a flame. The Flame will then be placed in a miner's lantern and taken to London where it will be the focus for a day of Paralympic celebrations.
Two girls who will be watching Paralympic events in London very closely are Emma Goodchild and Anna Nicholson. The teenagers from Brampton in Cumbria are both training hard in the hope that they will make the Paralympic team for the next games in four years time.