Norfolk mum to carry Olympic torch

A bereaved mother who set up a charity in memory of her stillborn daughter is set to carry the Olympic flame next summer.

Karen Murray-Tye set up Hana's Gift, which supports bereaved families of babies lost through late miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss in Norfolk, last year after her daughter Hana was stillborn in 2006.

The charity became registered earlier this year and was also given a �12,000 boost by the Secret Millionaire television programme.

Now, to top off an 'amazing' year, former Hellesdon High School pupil Mrs Murray-Tye has been given a conditional offer to be one of the 8,000 torchbearer's during the Olympic Torch Relay.

The married mum-of-two, who has daughter Eloise, four, and two-year-old son Connor, was nominated by someone who has been supported through the charity and members of her family.


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Mrs Murray-Tye, 33, from Aylsham, said: 'I never expected to be chosen. When you do something with a charity, you don't do it because you want praise or recognition so when something like this happens, it's really nice to know that you've made such a difference to people's lives. To be part of it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.'

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