Olympic torch seller posts photo of torch as 'bean pole for climbers'
Burnham-On-Sea Olympic torch-bearer Sarah Milner Simonds has published
a photo on Twitter of her torch being used as a "bean pole
for her flower climbers".
posted the photo on the social networking website on Monday, as
the saga into the failed eBay sale of her torch for £153,100
last week she had received many hurtful messages from some
Internet users who claimed she was her undermining the Olympic
message, a claim she has consistently denied.
am simply trying to sell my torch to raise money for a grass-roots
community group, The People's Plot," she said.
She is awaiting the outcome of eBay's enquiry into the hoax bidder
who sabotaged the £153,100 sale and may take the torch to
an auction house in the hope that there may still be a collector
who would like to buy it.
the bidder's objection, I acted to support a cause I believe passionately
in," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
want to help real people create gardens for people to get together
in, to grow things, to grow communities. My community is Burnham
and this was a way of raising funds to plough back into our lovely
eBay has worked through its processes I'll be able to think about
what to do next. But meanwhile, I am busy coaching local gardeners
and planning our next community projects."
street was built where there used to be an orchard. We have got
together with all our neighbours to recreate the orchard with
a harvest we can all share."