Have your picture taken with the torch

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Visitors to a fundraising coffee morning will have the chance to get their picture taken with an official Olympic torch.

The event has been organised by Headway East Northants, which helps people with brain injuries, and its fundraiser Sue Stevenson is giving people the chance to see the Olympic torch she ran with during the relay.

Sue was nominated to take part in the relay in Leicestershire because she had been involved in volunteer fundraising for more than six years.

She said: “Picking up my torch and stepping off the Torchbearer coach I was greeted by a sea of people.

“The crowds, family and friends, the atmosphere, the community coming together, the emotion - it all added up to make the most amazing experience. It was such a special day and a day I will always, always remember.”

Sue and her torch will be at the coffee morning from 10am to midday on Friday, August 3, at Headway East Northants in High Street, Irthlingborough.

Visitors can have their picture taken with the torch by the charity’s volunteer photographer George Gallagher and enjoy coffee, tea, cakes and a chat.

In addition there will be face painting, a tombola, children’s tombola and, weather permitting, children’s games.

Karen Betts will also be on hand to talk about her book Lost which is about her life since her husband Aaron sustained a brain injury.

To find out more about the charity visit www.headwayeastnorthants.org.uk.