torch bearers' names announced in Burnham-On-Sea
Several residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been
officially named as torch bearers for next year's London Olympic
charity runner Jason Vickers, who has raised more than £8,000
for charity over the past seven years, will be one of the 8,000
torchbearers taking part in the Olympic Torch Relay.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am absolutely delighted to have
been picked - it will be an exciting year!"
community gardener Sarah Milner Simonds has also been chosen,
but there was disappointment for other nominees.
Olympic Flame will arrive from Greece on 18th May 2012 and an
8,000 mile Torch Relay will begin at Lands End on 19th May
before travelling across the whole UK in 70 days.
The final torchbearer will carry the Flame into the Olympic Stadium
during the Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012 when the cauldron
will be lit, and the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be opened.
that the Olympic Flame would come through Burnham-On-Sea or Highbridge
in 2012 were dashed last month with the unveiling of the official
route - as we reported here.