A county teacher and triathlete has been nominated to carry the Olympic Torch.
Published in the Northants ET,
30 June 2011
Members of the public are being encouraged to nominate the person they believe most deserves to carry the Olympic Flame as it tours the UK and Melanie Ryding, of Wellingborough, has been one of the first to be picked out.
And having been inspired by breast cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson Mrs Ryding, who teaches special needs children at Rushden Community College, admitted it would be an honour to get to carry the torch.
She said: “It would mean the world to me, I know people say it about a lot of things, but this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
To nominate yourself or someone else to be a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer with Lloyds TSB, visit www.lloydstsb.com/carrytheflame before September 12.