The London 2012 Paralympic torch was created by the London based designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby to reflect modernity and innovation. The 800 holes represent each of the torch bearers who carried the torch in the relay from Ireland, from Wales, from Scotland and from England, initially to Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympics, and then to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The final torch bearer was Britain's first gold medal winner, Margaret Maughan, who lit the cauldron to herald the start of the Games.