Long Sutton Torch Route

Day 47: Wednesday 4 July

The olympic flame will arrive in Long Sutton at 1124 having passed through Holbeach.

The torch will enter Long Sutton via Gedney Road at the junction with Charters Lane.

It will pass along Gedney Road and on to Market Street and then the High Street.

The flame will then be taken along London Road before finishing the Long Sutton leg at Roman Bank.

Next Stop: Kings Lynn


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Meet Long Sutton's Torchbearers:

London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Alex Watson
Age: 72
From: Wells-next-the-sea
Nomination Story: "Alex has recovered from prostate cancer,has chronic regional pain syndrome and last year recovered from a blocked artery in his leg. This year 2011 he ran in the London Marathon in a time of 5hrs,24mins,42 seconds,with gift aid he has raised over £3000 which is double what he raised in 2010,Alex runs to raise money to support a local housing community(Homes for Wells) who endeavorer to help house key workers and their families to stay and live in the area.He is just one of the great characters that live in Wells and is always willing to help others."1
Fiona Shephard Name: Fiona Sheppard
Age: 20
From: Huntingdon
Nomination Story:"Fiona always goes the extra mile to help out and puts herself last in everything she does. Since joining Bristol University 2 years ago she has devoted her spare time to helping other people. She has spent the last 2 years volunteering at the Julian Trust Night Shelter each week. Night Shelter provides beds and hot meals for homeless people in the Bristol area and is staffed, managed and financed entirely by volunteers and voluntary donations. Fiona helps to make up the beds, serve dinners and welcome everyone that walks through the door. As part of her work for the shelter, Fiona and a group of other volunteers slept on Bristol College Green with nothing but sleeping bags and cardboard, in order to raise money and awareness for the shelter. For the past year Fiona has also been the Project Coordinator for a project called Network. Network is a social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome. It meets fortnightly in Bristol and provides its members with a safe environment to talk and interact with each other and the Network volunteers. Fiona organised meetings, introduced a website and built up a relationship with the Network members. Fiona has just run the Bristol Half Marathon in order to raise money for St Peter's Hospice, Bristol's only adult hospice. She never expects any recognition and never complains (in fact she is one of the most cheerful people I've ever met).She represents 'community spirit' and would thoroughly deserve to be a London 2012 torchbearer."
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Ian Groome
Age: 54
From: March
Nomination Story: "Ian is a selfless individual who devotes his time between work family and his charitable work. whilst raising four children Ian has been heavily involved in being a school Governor; a member, president and now district member of Lions International Charity and also a treasurer to St Marys Church. through all of this Ian has shown true devotion running charitable events such as town gala's; fundrasing events and a charity mission to Romania in 2007 solely funded by charitable donations. this has all be done with little to no recognition and Ian selfless continues to carry out charity work in the community asking for nothing in return. he is currently managing a large scale rebuild of St Marys Church following a devasting fire last year. as well as this he continues his active work with Lions International currently as the district competitions officer. he is a true shining star"
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Joseph Elliott
Age: 16
From: Lincoln
Nomination Story: "Joe has been volunteering every week coaching local youths football for the past three years, He deserves the honour of carrying the Olympic torch because he has taken his own free time and dedicated it to helping others by doing this he is putting other peoples needs before his own. He is dedicated to helping other people. Others children get to benefit from his skills."

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