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Press Release

Wednesday 18th April 2012

100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games

Today marks 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games begin on Friday 27 July. With that exciting occasion in mind Fareham is looking ahead to the Olympic Torch Relay passing through the town on Sunday 15 July and would like to hear from the Torchbearers who will be carrying the Olympic flame through Fareham, as well as those chosen from Fareham to carry the torch in other areas.

Derek Wood will be one of seven inspirational people carrying the Olympic Flame through Fareham on Sunday 15 July. Derek is 86 years old and lives in Farnborough. He was nominated by his golf friends, as he works with disabled people to encourage them into sport, regularly delivering sessions. Derek, has been a school governor, worked on youth and sports councils, and has recently won the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award at the Rushmoor Sports Awards.

The Torchbearers carrying the torch through Fareham are:

Andy Rogers from Fareham
Flavia Trewin from Fareham
Kim Hosier from Portsmouth
Rich Opperman from Basingstoke
Cathy Hoc-Thompson from Havant
Andy Macklin from Southampton
Derek Wood from Farnborough

Torchbearers from Fareham carrying the torch in other areas are:

Margaret Hyde, carrying the torch in Portsmouth
Paul Curtis, carrying the torch in Bridgemary, Gosport
Aaron Reeds, carrying the torch in East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Hattie Gould, carrying the torch in Totland, Isle of Wight
Laura Carlisle, carrying the torch in The Needles, Isle of Wight
Matt Cooper, carrying the torch in Bognor Regis
Amy Wilton, carrying the torch in Midhurst
Vicky Scott, carrying the torch in Chichester

Head of Leisure and Community, Mark Bowler, said: "We are very excited that the Olympic Torch will be coming through Fareham and are planning an afternoon of fun for everyone to 'welcome' the torch. We're very keen to hear from the torchbearers who are playing an extremely important role, to help share their inspirational stories during the build up to the great event."

Torchbearers who will be carrying the torch through Fareham on 15 July, or those from Fareham, carrying the torch in other areas, are encouraged to contact Martina Heath or Emma Watts, Fareham Borough Council's Leisure Team, tel: 01329 824593 or 01329 824440.

Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which been designed by adidas.

The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, can be viewed in full at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay , which gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame.


ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Sue Mills, PR and Marketing Manager, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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