Norfolk-based charity founder offers chance to hold Olympic torch

11:42 10 July 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay winds it

The Olympic Torch Relay winds it's way through Lowestoft. Karen Murray


People will have the chance to have their photo taken with an Olympic torch this weekend.

Karen Murray-Tye, who set up Hana’s Gift, a charity in memory of my stillborn daughter which helps bereaved parents in Norfolk, ran with torch from Ness Point in Lowestoft last Thursday.

Now, she is giving people the chance to hold the torch at a fundraising event this Saturday.

A sponsored walk will be held in aid of Hana’s Gift from the Woolpack Inn in Golden Ball Street in Norwich from 2.30pm.

Walkers will take a route down to the River Wensum and walk along the river before returning back to the Woolpack by about 4.30pm.

Once back at the Woolpack, Mrs Murray-Tye will give people the chance to hold the torch and have their photo taken with it. There will be a collection box for Hana’s Gift.

The 33-year-old from Aylsham said: “Carrying the Olympic torch was the most amazing experience, it’s hard to put it into words.

“The atmosphere was brilliant and it was nice to do it in memory of Hana as well.”

The honour topped off an “amazing” 10 months for the charity which was given a £12,000 boost by the Secret Millionaire television programme at the end of last year.


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