Shane Hull is the Chair of the Hethersett Olympic Events Committee, a working group which Shane set up to galvanise the local community into engaging with the Olympics. Shane arranged for the original torch from the 1948 London Olympics Games to make a special visit to Hethersett for hundreds of schoolchildren to celebrate a year to go to the Torch visiting Norfolk.
The aluminium artefact, which was on loan from Loughborough College, was passed from pupil to pupil in a large scale relay at four schools while young athletes from Hethersett carried the historic item from site to site.
Hethersett earned praise last year for organising more Olympic-themed public events per head of its population then anywhere else in the UK.
It was singled out by Sir Keith Mills, the deputy chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, who visited the village last July to launch the eastern region's Open Weekend - an annual three-day sporting and cultural national celebration which has been acting as a countdown for the games since 2008. CR