A total of 130 Torchbearers will carry the Flame as it journeys 77.24 miles before arriving at Meridian Park, Cleethorpes for the evening celebration.
The first Torchbearer of the day is Lucy Brunt, 13 from Sheffield, who will start with the Flame from Don Valley Stadium. Lucy was nominated for her courage and determination in dealing with her Down’s syndrome and the fantastic work she does with the disability sport project called Within Reach.
Poet and storyteller Debjani Chatterjee will carry the Flame at the Magna Science and Adventure Centre. She was nominated through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her extensive work with schools, community centres, libraries and in particular Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The last Torchbearer of the day will be Jack Andrew, aged 92, from Wakefield. A World War II veteran, Jack was nominated for his inspirational passion for sport, which has seen him coach local football and cricket teams, and continue to play golf despite having both knees replaced.
The Relay will travel through the following communities: Sheffield, Rotherham, Dalton, Thrybergh, Conisbrough, Warmsworth, Doncaster, Armthorpe, Dunsville, Hatfield, Scunthorpe, Brigg, Wrawby, Immingham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.