Saffron Walden Torch Route

Day 50: Saturday 7 July

At 1240 the flame will enter Saffron Walden via the B1052 Newport Road.

The torch will then carry on along the B1052 onto London Road.

It will then continue onto Debden Road, High Street and then Bridge Street, where the relay will finish at the junction with New Pond Lane.

Next Stop: Haverhill


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Meet Saffron Walden's Torchbearers:

London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Liushifu Liu
Age: 45
From: Chengdu
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Clare Thompson
Age: 49
From: Saffron Walden
Nomination Story: Clare's coaches sports to many people including teaching a blind man to compete and run. She is an inspiration as she suffered from anorexiainspire those that think they cant take part in an activity.However low one may become trying a challenge chunk by chunk it becomes achievable what ever it may be.I want people to learn to accept and believe in themselvesto be proud without thinking they are boasting.Facing and challenging a long battle with eating disorders over many years has been on many occasions horrific not only for me but for my family and friends.Through love and encouragement to persue my love of sport I gradually began to see another goal.Eventually once again through encouragement I took up coaching and guiding a partially sighted runner.This is what I hope to continue to inspire and encourage.Every one.
Dan Thomas Name: Dan Thomas
Age: 17
From: Saffron Walden
Nomination Story: Daniel, despite a speech difficulty which means he still visits Great Ormond Street Hospital, helps to coach junior players at Saffron Walden cricket club and also is a volunteer helper at Saffron Screen community cinema. Whilst he plays cricket for the adult mens 5th team, he captains & plays in a disability cricket team that has just been formed. I cannot think of a nicer & more deserving person to have the honour of carrying the torch.
Navdeep Bual Name: Navdeep Bual
Age: 16
From: Illford
Nomination Story: Navdeep deserves to carry the Olympic Torch in 2012 because she represents the pride of Britain. She has done 150 hours of sports volunteering even though she is only 15 and has helped out at London Youth Games (for both disabled and abled teens.) She is an all A/A* students and manages to juggle her school work with a hectic extra cirricular schedule. Nav won the Young Ambassador For Education for 2011 because she was so passionate about getting children into school all around the world. She even travelled to Guatemala, Central America, in February to find out about the barriers that countries face when trying to get all their children into school. Since then she has been helping run a campaign called 'Send My Sister To School' whereby last week she met with Redbridge's MP to help persuade more money being given to international development. She also partakes in the Model United Nations twice a year where she has won the Best Delegate Award, Honourable Recognition and Best Position Paper. At school she has won the Community Award and Spirit Of Seven Kings. I think she should do it because she is a sports leader and wants to take part in everything and anything!

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