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The Olympic Torch, the Waterfront City and Faith and Football

July 16, 2012

Today the Olympic Torch relay was on my “home turf”;  leaving the historic “waterfront city” of Portsmouth early this morning, at the start of its journey to Brighton and Hove via Petersfield, Midhurst and Chichester – all towns and cities that have played a part in my life (…so far!).   It was one of those “once in a lifetime” days, so we’ve got the Olympic and International bunting up at home…!

I watched the BBC’s online live coverage as the torch left Fratton Park this morning, and was delighted to see that one of the early torchbearers today was Linvoy Primus, ex professional footballer who played for Portsmouth FC at Fratton Park (my husband’s “local” team).

Linvoy Primus carries the torch Day 59, click the photo to read more at the BBC’s Olympics 2012 website pages

Why so wonderful…? Well that’s easy; because Linvoy was/is a footballer with the wellbeing of others firmly in his mind.  He arrived in Portsmouth in 2000 and a year later set up the charity “Faith and Football”… a charity that I provided cupcakes for earlier this year. As a charity they encourage a number of professional footballers including Linvoy, Darren Moore, Rory Fallon and Bobby Hassell to be positive role models in their respective communities.    Please visit their website here for more details of their works.

Here are some pictures of the cupcakes I made for Faith and Football, celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

If you’re interested in the 2012 Olympics, then head over to the BBC’s Olympics 2012 webpages… where you can keep up with the latest progress of the torch and ALL the wonderful people nominated to carry it.

Denise x

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