Olympic Torch Route

Proposed start times of when and where the Olympic Flame will travel across Britain have been released, although the details of the final two days of its journey have been kept secret until the beginning of the relay at Land’s End on May 19.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe declared “today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life” as organisers hope the 8,000-mile relay involving 8,000 torchbearers will be the point when enthusiasm for the Games ignites across the country.

Around 7,000 people, many of whom are members of the public who have shown community spirit, courage and sporting determination, have been named as torchbearers.

One of Garstang’s nominees is 13year old Laura Addison (pictured).

Laura has been ill for the past two years with various debilitating symptoms, but this has not stopped her from raising money for other people by doing sponsored “famines” and walks. Her mother Carla nominated her via the “Coca Cola Future Flames.”

Pop star Eliza Doolittle picked out Laura’s nomination and said it was “amazing to see someone battling an illness herself and still finding time to help others”. She is presently raising money for a new adolescent room in Lancaster hospital after having a recent long stay in there and finding there was no dedicated “space” for teenagers.

Her interests are Garstang Explorers, RAF cadets at LRGS, Garstang Theatre Group, Wicked Theatre school. This year she is the incoming St Thomas’ Rose Queen, and is a member of the newly formed Garstang Youth Panel.

Laura attends Lancaster Girls’ Grammar school.

Cick on the pdf link for details of the route throughout the Northwest.