King’s Lynn teenager to carry Olympic Torch through Peterborough
Youth charity work prompts nomination for property consultant and former College of West Anglia student
A King's Lynn teenager will be heading for Peterborough where she will be carrying the Olympic Torch on Tuesday.
Carly Hain, 19, will be carrying the flame as it heads around the country and before it arrives in Norfolk on Wednesday.
She was nominated for the relay by youth worker, Tracy Spearing, for her work on Lynn-based youth project Speada, which offers young people and those with disabilities access to workshops and activities.
She has just signed up for an advanced apprenticeship in customer service with training company Positive Outcomes.
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'I was a bit shocked when I found out about the nomination, obviously I'm really happy about the opportunity, but I also feel there are so many other people who deserve it more than me,' she said.
Carly is one of 12 people chosen as a torch bearer for Peterborough and 8,000 across the country.
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Having joined the local youth club as a way to make friends, Carly has since worked tirelessly to help raise �10,000 to help build a skate park, campaigned to keep her local youth centre open following county council cuts and works with disabled young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to enjoy new experiences.
Last February, Carly also spent three weeks volunteering at the New Futures orphanage in Takeo, Cambodia, helping to build a play area and teaching maths and English.
A property consultant at specialist estate agents Rural and Equestrian, she is set to embark on training with Positive Outcomes following her part in the torch relay and is looking forward to learning more about the industry.
Carly has just joined the family business full-time after completing a business and retail course at the College of West Anglia.
Carly add: 'Originally I thought I might train as a youth worker, but I fell into working for the family business and found I really liked it.
'I'm also lucky that my dad, who is also my boss, is really up for letting me take on new challenges.'