Little Ellingham woman named as a Paralympic torchbearer

A Norfolk woman who has survived Tuberculosis (TB), falling down a mountain and breast cancer will be carrying the Paralympic torch for the Games in London at the end of August.

Patricia Marjoram, from Little Ellingham, will be wearing a white and blue uniform for this summer's torch relay.

She has been chosen to carry the torch in recognition of her lifetime of community work, which has included running a local art group of the Society for Disabled Artists (SODA), editing the national SODA magazine and running an annual art holiday for the disabled.

She has also overcome a number of illnesses and accidents during her lifetime, including TB, traction for a slipped disc and she now wears a heart pacemaker and walks with a stick.

Her nomination read: 'She has never let that stop her helping others - a real inspiration.'

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Most of the torchbearers confirmed so far were the people's choice after succeeding through public nomination campaigns run by London 2012 sponsors BT, Lloyds TSB and Sainsbury's plus the British Paralympic Association.

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