Torchbearer Laura Graves, 16, Grantham, will carry the Flame to Major Oak in Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest, an oak tree which is between 800 and 1,000 years old. Laura was nominated for her outstanding sporting accomplishments, inspirational work with young people around the Olympic legacy and her work with the local Guides and Brownies.
Twenty young people selected through the LOCOG International Inspiration programme will run in two teams of ten in Radcliffe on Trent and Nottingham. One Torchbearer was selected from each of the 20 countries which are part of the programme, from Azerbaijan to Zambia. International Inspiration is London 2012’s international legacy programme which provides sport and play opportunities to over 12 million children in 20 countries around the world.
The last Torchbearers of the day will be former figure-skating Olympic champions Torvill and Dean who will take to the ice at Nottingam Ice Arena to perform a specially choreographed routine with the Torch in hand.
The evening celebration will take place at Old Market Square in Nottingham City Centre and begin at 5:15pm.
107 Torchbearers will carry the Flame the following communities: Lincoln, Saxilby, Darlton, East Markham, Tuxford, Kirton, Boughton, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Kelham, Newark-on-Trent, Balderton, Belton House, Grantham, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham and West Bridgford.