Wakefield Torchbearers announced

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INSPIRATIONAL people chosen to carry the Olympic Torch have been announced.

Sports people, community fundraisers and people who have battled disabilities to be successful will represent the city by carrying the Torch ahead of the summer’s Olympic Games.

Torchbearers Jono Lancaster, Karen Townend, Kieran Burke, Samantha Grundy and Sophie Cargill will carry it through Wakefield city centre on Monday, June 25.

And on the same day Andy Sellars will carry it through Ackworth Moor Top, before the torch is passed to Charlotte Furlong in Pontefract, and Paul Wilson and Wendy Mason in Dewsbury.

Les D’arcy, Ian Tippen, Peter Howard, and Jane Tomlinson’s son Steven will carry the flame in Leeds on Sunday, June 24.

And former Wakefield Hospice fundraiser Terry Rigg will perform the duty in Doncaster on Tuesday, June 26.

Other Wakefield torchbearers Lee Birmingham, Colan Leung, Trevor Atkinson and Shaun Luty and Steven West will carry the torch elsewhere in the country as it travels 8,000 miles to London.

Harry Crowther, of Mirfield, Matthew Greaves, of Huddersfield, Gayna Goalby, of Dewsbury, and Per-magne Lillenes and Karen Høystad, both of Norway, will also carry the flame through Wakefield city centre.

A street-by-street route on which the torch will be carried was announced this morning.