Framlingham: Town wants Olympic torchbearers for its own London 2012 parade

TORCHBEARERS are wanted for a special parade to mark the start of this year’s Olympic Games.

Preparations are well under way in Framlingham to celebrate the start of London 2012.

The town will host an Olympic flag parade on Friday, July 27 – starting at the college and finishing on Market Hill, with the opening ceremony on a giant screen. Every nation competing will have a flag in the parade and the town will have its own Olympic torch.

As part of the celebrations organisers are inviting any torchbearers from last week’s Olympic torch procession to get in touch and take part.

Derrick Thomas, from Ipswich, who carried the torch through Wickham Market, and Mary Hills, of Crowfield, who carried the flame through Southend, have already signed up.

The event is fronted by Framlingham Business Association (FBA), supported by other organisations. Karen Haynes, secretary to the FBA, said: “Preparations are going fabulously well. It’s a great community event and we have lots of things going on. We would love more torchbearers to take part – it promises to be a lot of fun.”

There is also still time for people to take part in the flag parade for a donation of �2.50 to help cover costs.

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