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Olympic torch goes through Burnley UK

June 23 2012 at 1:06 PM

Jamie  (Login jaykay177)
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Had an early start this morning. Into school for 8:30 to load the minibus up with a selection of our adapted bicycles and our wheelchair for inclusive/zone basketball. Then off into the town centre to set up ready for the Olympic Torch.

Every other Saturday myself and 4 other staff go down to school between 9 and 12 and give people, pupils from school and the general public, the opportunity to use the adapted bicycles and we though as its a special day we would take them into town and let the general public see that this activity is available and how much fun it can be. I decided to take the wheelchairs for inclusive basketball down too as I am going to help start a team for east Lancashire in the next few months so thought it would be nice to introduce people to them too. They went down a storm! everyone loved them and the beauty is able bodied people and disabled people can compete together on the same level playing field.

We didn't have a bad position, right outside Burnley Library.....

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Managed to get a quick wrist shot before the crowds arrived!

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The coca cola bus was giving out some nice commemorative Olympic aluminium bottles which I took a picture of and a slightly better wrist shot of the 26 whilst I moved the minibus.

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It wasn't long before we had quite a crowd...

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After about an hour and a half we got the message that the torch was 10 minutes away so we all moved over to the official route to watch the torch pass.

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And there is was!

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Was amazed at how emotional it was.

Had a chance meeting with a certain Aitor Throup too, he was there with his daughter and Mum and Dad so had a bit of a chat with him and arranged to go for a bevvy with him this week and discuss a possible sale of my CP Company transformables to him (paranoid) he's been pestering me for years to buy them off me.

All in all a very good morning, everyone enjoyed themselves fingers crossed we have found some decent talent for our Inclusive Basketball team :ok:

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(Login Gu5h)
High Heid Yin

Great post Jamie - just wanna say...

June 23 2012, 1:09 PM 

what a great job you do m8, much respect.

Also that my agency designed those very same CC bottles : ))

Bring on the Olympics!


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(Login jaykay177)

Small world

June 23 2012, 1:12 PM 

Great to find out little things like that. I was trying to get a couple of them unopened but they would only give them out opened!?

Speak soon

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(Login abunai)

Awesome report Jamie...

June 23 2012, 7:39 PM 

And props to your volunteer work.
Gush, had a feeling that label came from your designers. Congrats buddy!

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(Login Ian_292)

Great work!

June 23 2012, 1:27 PM 

Great work Jamie... very worthwhile!

The 26 is looking good happy.gif

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Volker Wiegmann
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Great! Thanks for sharing. nt

June 23 2012, 3:55 PM 

representin' the DNA of Panerai

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June 23 2012, 5:08 PM 


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Re: Olympic torch goes through Burnley UK

June 23 2012, 5:39 PM 

Great post!

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Jim M
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Nice pictorial

June 23 2012, 7:14 PM 

Looks to have been an exciting time.

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(Login Phumanchu)

Great work Jamie, hats off to you pal and great report TFS. nt

June 23 2012, 8:13 PM 

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Nice report James ........and for those who don't know of Mr Throup......

June 23 2012, 11:01 PM 

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(Premier Login Kingsholm14)
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Great post and thanks for your charitable work too. Great to see. Gush too. What a great

June 24 2012, 4:56 AM 

Thrill for all.

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