Norwich community volunteer and Howes Percival trainee set to carry Olympic flame

A community volunteer from Norwich will carry the Olympic flame through Aylsham when it arrives in the county this summer.

Trainee solicitor Sarah Goring was nominated through the Lloyds TSB/Bank of Scotland campaign to be an Olympic torchbearer by her boss, Howes Percival's managing partner Andrew Barnes, in recognition of her voluntary work.

The 25-year-old is an active member of the King's Community Church in Norwich and is involved with the church's King's Care project which helps the city's homeless and disadvantaged people.

She also volunteers with a number of other charities including Christian Aid, Village Focus International - a charity in South East Asia, which is trying to stop human trafficking and develop the community - and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

She will carry the flame on July 4.


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Ms Goring said: 'To be selected as a Torchbearer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'm really excited. I still can't quite believe that I have been chosen – it all feels a bit unreal at the moment.

'The Olympic flame represents peace, unity and friendship so hopefully having the torch relay visit Norfolk will help bring everyone together and inspire people to think about our community and what they can do to help other people.'

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