An Olympic Fairytale: Opportunities [and flaming romance] are born with somewhereto_
Once upon a time, a bonny lass named Belinda got a call from her regional co-ordinator, or fairy godmother for the purposes of this fairytale –style blog post .
She just thought she was going to be helping her local somewhereto_ team in Leicester as the city welcomed the Olympic Torch for the relay,a glorious celebration (bit like a ball, but during the day) for all the land to enjoy.
Belinda says, “ Once upon a time an organisation called somewhereto_ was born; and then more opportunities were born with the name somewhereto_
Little did she know that she would take centre stage and actually end up running with the torch herself, and crystalising the amazing once in a lifetime opportunity by triumphantly kissing the much coveted torch, andall in her bright and beautiful somewhereto_ hoodie too.
“Had it not been of this wonderful initiative for young people …my dream of holding the Olympics Torch was going to die as a fairy-tale.”
The moral of the story boys andgirls? In the word of Belinda :“somewhereto_ can make your dreams come true…I would encourage all young people to sign up to somewhereto_ as you never know what it’ll bring your way…little did I know I was going to end up holding and kissing the torch. BANG!”
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somewhereto_ shine on the London 2012 Olympic torch route_
It’s an iconic symbol that will pass within 10 miles of 95 percent of the UK population, on a route that will cover around 8,000 miles, to be carried by 8,000 lucky individuals, through 1,018 places, and over 70 days between May 19th and July 27th.
We’re talking about the unmistakable London 2012 Olympic torch, with The London Organisation Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) setting up a route that promises to touch upon every great corner of our nation from the Shetland Islands to the Channel Islands, from Suffolk coast to Enniskillen, Northern Island.
Check out this wicked video showing parts of the route;
Hayley from Croydon, Kajol from Blackpool, Celeste from East Ham, Torron from Brentford, Jaffer from Blackburn and Shineze from Brixton are all young people who have been a part of somewhereto_ and used unlocked spaces to do great things!
Hayley (pictured bottom right in red) runs the Aim High Dance Academy which teaches over 180 children and adults in the South London area how to street and hip-hop dance. She told us, “Due to the Dance Academy’s success my mum decided to nominate me. I’ve won quite a few awards for my work in my local area, but it was after my mum nominated me to be an official Torch Bearer I got picked by Heart FM radio from many applications for the torch relay”.
Being a Torch Bearer has been an honour ever since the first ever Olympic games in Greece (check out the bottom left picture!), and we are super proud of our six somewhereto_ repping young people who have been picked for holding the torch a part of the way.