Stamford Torch Route

Day 46: Tuesday 3 July.

At 4:45pm, the torch will enter Stamford via Tinwell Road, close to the A1.

It will then pass through West Street before turning right into Scotgate then moving along the High Street.

The flame will continue on to St Paul's Street before turning right onto the A16 Wharf Road.

It will then turn left onto the A43 High Street St Martin's, before making a final left turn onto Barnack Road.

Next stop: Peterborough.

Meet Stamford's Torchbearers:

London 2012 Olympic torch

Name: Benedicta Ripamanti
Age: 36
From: Masate
Nomination Story: "I bring every-day heroism into my life through my volunteer work as a clown therapist. I've spent my weekends working with an organization called SorridiMI for the past six years, bringing laughter to those in need in hospitals, halfway homes and hospices in Milan and the surrounding area. SorridiMI's motto is ""A clown's nose-- with a volunteer's heart!"" The transformation is simple: some colourful clothing and a big red nose, and Benedicta turns into Leprotta the Clown, spreading smiles wherever she goes! The most powerful part about this is that which I receive from my volunteering is so much more powerful than anything I could possibly give. Bringing joy to others is a gift always returned a thousand times over. After all the magic of a smile makes all worries run a mile! CR"

Christian Brookes

Name: Christian Brookes
Age: 15
From: Oakham
Nomination Story
: "Christian is a truly inspirational individual. With a passion for sport of all kinds, he gives up his time freely to support local children in the community developing their skills. As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme he is coaching local children in football and as a keen and active scout has grown from a reserved child into a dedicated and mature teenager. He now enjoys giving his time and energy to supporting others in achieving their sporting and personal goals. Whether it is football, athletics, tennis or snooker, with Christian it is not the winning that is important but simply the taking part, playing fair and giving it his best. Christian is a real ambassador for sport and others look up to him for their lead and inspiration. He would be extremely proud to represent his country and carry the Olympic torch."
Dave Thompson Name: Dave Thompson
Age: 45
From: Huntingdon
Nomination Story: "I want to inspire and support other to change their lifestyles and live an more healthy active lifestyle. I would love to go into schools and talk about my life, the health issues and show the kids my life pictures, of the fat, unhealthy previous me.' Passion '"" Active Lifestyle I was 20 stone in weight 18 months ago, I changed my lifestyle with the help of Slimming World and lost over six stone. I now help others."
London 2012 Olympic torch  Name: Jo Varley
Age: 52
From: Peterborough:
Nomination Story: "Ex international athlete; ran 800m and played lacrosse for England while at university Made my career as a Modern Pentathlete possible; her life is now dedicated to helping me acheive my dreams Put a huge amount of time and effort into the Burghley Pony Club; in 2008 as team manager for eventing, she helped select and train a team of 4 who successfully made it to the national championships, including 1 team member who became National Champion"
London 2012 Olympic torch  Name: Livvy De Wet
Age: 12
From: Uppingham
Nomination Story: "I would be extremely proud to carry the torch to represent Uppingham and the whole town. I am a very responsible member of the school community, and take all the opportunities to get involved, inside and out of school. For example, I have been on the school council, a junior road safety officer and a tour guide to show parents around my school. I set up my own handmade jewellery business to raise money for Cancer Research for children who aren`t as lucky as I am. These were all my decissions. On the excellence side, I try to do my best every day at home and at school. I earned the Fran Rainforth Cup as best all-round student of the year. At home I help out with chores after school such as walking our dog, cooking food and organising my school work. I may only be 12, but I`m trying to be the best person I can be."
 Simon Hales Name: Simon Hales
Age: 22
From: Oakham
Nomination Story: "Simon suffered a severe traumatic brain injury whilst an undergraduate at Newcastle University in 2009. He was in a coma for 5 weeks, has learnt to swallow, talk and walk again and has battled ever since to regain his independence allowing himself to be the subject of a Channel 4 Cutting Edge Documentary - My New Brain - not only exposing his shortfalls but giving a moving and powerful portrayal and raising awareness of others. He now travels to schools and groups to talk about the dangers and to generally educate others on the disability that brain injury can bring. He is a true inspiration."
Sue Probst  Name: Sue Probst
Age: 56
From: Stamford
Nomination Story: "This member of the team is inspirational to other staff members , she has battled through many obstacles in the time i have known her (health issues), but she always attends work and makes herself available any time of the day , to jump in at a moments notice ,sue has inspired other members of the team to perform and i feel if sue is nominated then she will represent the British hardy image ."


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