Video: Burnham-On-Sea Olympic torch seller tells her side of the
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.
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.
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.
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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