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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28:  General atmosphere on day three during the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - IAAF Diamond League 2013 at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 28, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Sainsburys) *** Local Caption ***
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: General atmosphere on day three during the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - IAAF Diamond League 2013 at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Sainsburys) *** Local Caption ***

A community ambassador for Sainsbury’s led the world’s finest wheelchair racers into the Olympic stadium at the anniversary games.

Helen Gower, 48, of Beck Row was given the role in recognition of her work in promoting the Mildenhall supermarket’s ‘Year Like No Other’ initiative.

She said: “It was really amazing, most enjoyable and the atmosphere was electric.

“I never thought I would have an opportunity like this in a million years.

“It is one of those moments that I will talk about in years to come.”

Among those guided to the track by Helen in the final event of the day was Britain’s six-time paralympic champion, David Weir.

As Helen le d him and other athletes into the stadium she was greeted by the 65,000 capacity crowd.

She said: “The atmosphere was nothing like watching on television.

“The noise and the build up, you can’t describe what it was like - it was amazing.

“I stepped out there and they went mad, they absolutely went mad.

“I was thinking oh my god I’m here I’m doing it. It was over before I knew it.”

David Weir was heading out to compete in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games held to mark one year since the start of London 2012.

Helen said: “As soon as I got there I became really excited because there was a big build up especially watching the rest of the weekend on TV beforehand,”

“I’m not a sports fan as such but I like to know what is going on.

“I think having done this I probably will become a sports fan though!”

Helen works as a PR ambassador at Sainsbury’s promoting partnerships between the supermarket and local groups and charities.

The Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games is the final event in the Sainsbury’s Summer Series.

For more information on Sainsbury’s support of world class athletics and disability sport go to www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/occasions/anniversary-games/