Today’s mileage: 30.48
Number of Torchbearers: 153
Highlights for today are:
London Borough of Harrow
9.17am – Headstone Manor: The first Torchbearer of the day, Jo Hyams, 29, from Harrow will carry the Flame across the bridge and moat at Headstone Manor. Jo was nominated through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her extensive charity work in the local area such as organising and participating in a huge number of events – serving soup and sandwiches to homeless in the centre of London, collecting clothes and toiletries for refugee centres, collecting goods for riot victims, cooking hot meals for homeless and needy families and raising funds for injured soldiers.
London Borough of Brent
11.06am – Wembley Stadium: Nathan Robertson, 35, is set to carry the Flame outside Wembley Arena, the London 2012 Badminton venue. Nathan is one of the most decorated mixed doubles player in the history of English badminton. Nathan won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games with his former mixed doubles partner Gail Emms.
11.33am – Wembley Stadium: Gordon Banks, 75, will carry the Flame along Olympic Way with Wembley Stadium in the background. Gordon is England’s greatest football goalkeeper and is a World Cup Champion.
London Borough of Barnet
1.47pm – Middlesex University – Torchbearer Rupert Grint, 23, will carry the Flame out of the lunch stop at the University. Rupert selected through the Lloyds TSB programme is most well known for his acting and for the role of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Rupert regularly supports both national and local charities, including the Text Santa television show appeal at the end of 2011 encouraging viewers to donate and help the charity putting smiles on the faces of families in need.
London Borough of Enfield
3.34pm – Southgate College – Lauren Englefield, 13, from Enfield will carry the Flame into the College for the afternoon stop. Lauren was nominated through the Coca-Cola Future Flame programme for her passion for the welfare of others.
3.58pm – Southgate College – Torchbearer, Kelly Nodding-Scott,34, will carry the Flame out of the College after the afternoon stop. Kelly was nominated through the LOCOG public campaign for her dedicated hard work and representing those with disabilities, being born with down’s syndrome herself.
London Borough of Haringey
5.29pm – Tottenham High Road: several Torchbearers will carry the Flame along Tottenham High Road.
6.39pm – Alexandra Palace Way: Frank Adams, 68, who was nominated by the London Borough of Haringey for his devotion to the Haringey Athletics Club will hand the Flame to Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson how used to train at the club. Since the late 1970s Frank has been involved as an athlete himself, competing in Road Races, Cross Country and Track, and has filled every committee position from Chair downwards. Frank supported the club as it grew from strength to strength to become the largest in the country in the 1980s and to host the European Club Championship. Over the years his involvement has been purely voluntary, and Frank has been a credit to the club, with a dedication and reputation in the sport of the highest order.
6.50pm – Alexandra Palace: The last Torchbearer of the day, Daley Thompson, will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the Haringey evening celebration event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience. Daley holds more decathlon honours than anybody before or after him. He was the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record. He was unbeaten in competition for 9 years. He trained at nearby Haringey Athletics Club.
Evening celebration summary:
The evening celebration hosted by the London Borough of Haringey will take place at Alexandra Palace between 4pm and 7pm.
See www.haringey.gov.uk for further information.
The evening celebration will feature a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.
Lloyds TSB will present stunning acrobatic performances, Samsung will stage vibrant and engaging dance performances from Twist and Pulse while Coca-Cola's entertainment will be provided by the Brit Award nominated Rizzle Kicks.
James Degale, will carry the Flame in Brent. James was a member of the hugely talented Team GB boxing squad at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He entered the competition as an underdog and was a relative unknown to the British public, but a string of world class performances resulted in him becoming Olympic champion. James decided to turn professional in 2009, believing the opportunity to compete in forthcoming Olympic Games should be made available for young up-and-coming boxers so they can be inspired by his journey and build their own success story. It is through his Olympic achievement that he has become an inspiration to young people across the UK to achieve their goals, particularly those in North London where he grew up and still lives today.
Jack Otter, 24, from Enfield will carry the Flame in Enfield. Jack who was nominated through the LOCOG campaign is a solider for the British Army serving with the 2 Rifles. In September 2009 he was on patrol in Afghanistan when he was wounded by an IED. Jack lost both his legs and his left arm. The explosion almost killed him, and if it weren`t for the incredible speed with which he was evacuated to hospital, he would surely have died. At the time he was only the fifth surviving triple amputee in the UK. Currently wheelchair bound, he has undergone several operations to repair the damage sustained in the explosion. Despite everything that has happened, Jack continues to look forward. Even with bandages to his legs and painful infections, he recently completed a tandem sky-dive raising nearly £2000 for charity. The way he conducts himself is an inspiration to those who know him, and even to those who don`t.
Lloyd Scott, 50, from Essex will carry the Flame in Haringey. Lloyd was nominated through the LOCOG campaign for his determination to prove a positive attitude can beat cancer. He rescued two boys from a house fire in Dagenham, Essex and was awarded a commendation for his bravery. He inhaled a lot of toxic smoke and was diagnosed as having chronic myeloid leukaemia and with less than 10% chance of survival he underwent bone marrow transplant but only 3 weeks before he ran the London Marathon Lloyd has raise over £5m for charities by:
- Completing the London and New York Marathon wearing a 130lb-pound deep-sea diving suit
- Walked to the South Pole
- Rode 2700 miles from Perth to Sydney on a penny farthing dressed as Sherlock Holmes
- Walked from Land's End to John o' Groats with a Tyrannosaurus
- Crawled the London Marathon in 26 days as Brian the Magic Roundabout 9ft snail in 2011.