Published: May 22, 2012
Video: Burnham-On-Sea Olympic torch seller tells her side of the story

A Burnham-On-Sea Olympic torchbearer has explained her decision to sell her official torch and uniform on eBay, which were sold for a huge £153,100.

Sarah Milner Simonds, pictured, was nominated as a torchbearer for her work as a community gardener in social housing areas, and ran with the Olympic flame through Dunster on Monday.

As first reported here, she took the controversial decision on Sunday morning to sell her official Olympic torch and uniform on eBay to raise money for the community gardening group The People's Plot after seeing other torches selling.

While was "overjoyed" by the amount raised, she was disappointed by some of the criticism aimed at her by eBay users and that the winning bidder did not come forward.


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