AFTER the recent announcement of the London Games torch relay route, The Journal invites you to meet some of the inspirational people carrying the flame along the North Wales coast.
The route will see the torch carried through Conwy and Denbighshire on Tuesday, May 29, arriving in Abergele at 1.43pm.
A relay of torch bearers will then carry the flame on to Kinmel Bay, Rhyl and Rhuddlan.
CHARLOTTE, ALICE AND HARRIET FROBISHER
THREE sisters from Meliden will be carrying the torch together in recognition of their tireless community and voluntary work.
Charlotte, Alice and Harriet Frobisher will take part in the relay through Llandudno in recognition of giving up their time to take part in a number of voluntary initiatives, including helping shoppers at Sainsburys in Rhyl, coaching for Rhyl and Prestatyn Young Gymnastics Club and Prestatyn Swimming Club and lending a hand with the 1st Meliden Guides troop.
On top of their voluntary work, the girls have raised thousands of pounds for good causes, including St Kentigern Hospice, Denbighshire Friends of ChildLine and Comic Relief.
A SWIMMING instructor from Abergele who has been described as a “role model” to the children he teaches will carry the torch through his home town.
Nathan Edwards-Hughes, aged 19, has lived in Abergele all his life and said he was “really proud” to be named as a torchbearer.
Nathan teaches at the town's Fins Swim School and was nominated by fellow staff his work teaching disabled children. Nathan, who has also overcome dyslexia, swam competitively himself from the age of seven to 16, and competed in the Welsh National Championships.
He has been teaching since he was 17 and is now studying for a sports teaching qualification at Coleg Llandrillo while continuing to volunteer with the swim school.
Lesley Wilde, who owns Fins Swim School, said: “He is a good role model for the kids in the swim school and he gives up a lot of his time.”
RHYL HIGH SCHOOL
RHYL High school students who have excelled in and out of the classroom will be parading the torch through their home town.
The secondary school is one of four schools to take part in the relay, with ten sporting stars selected to represent their area.
Claire Armitstead, headteacher at Rhyl High, said: “We’re fully embracing the Olympics here at Rhyl High. There’s plenty of activities being planned to tie in with the Olympics and Paralympics. ”
The team of Rhyl High representatives comprises girls football star Emilie Revitt, junior swimmers Beth Jameson and Emily Thornton and hockey players Carl Higginson and Hal Shepherd.
Wheelchair basketball star Dylan Evans and badminton ace Liam Roberts are also taking part, as are Year 10 pupils James Morgan, who plays roller hockey for Great Britain, golfer Rebecca Ogden and footballer Jacob Parry.