Olympic flame bearer Dame Ellen MacArthur is raising funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust by selling her Official London 2012 Olympic Torch on an online auction site.
The Isle of Wight had pride of place in Hackney, London on Saturday as The New Carnival Company’s Blue Touch Paper collaboration led the spectacular carnival parade to welcome the Olympic Torch into London.
The Isle of Wight Council is thanking the public and volunteers for the successful welcome the Island gave the Olympic Torch Relay on Saturday 14 July.
The National Autistic Society Isle of Wight branch had a very special Lego Club session on Saturday where children were given the opportunity to build a 60cm Olympic Torch completely out of Lego. The Lego Olympic Torch has now been listed on eBay with a starting bid price at 99p; proceeds from the auction will go to the Lego Club to help more children develop these skills.
Experience the Inspiration of the Isle of Wight Olympic Torch Relay in Photos. On Saturday with less than 2 weeks to go to the Olympic Games, the London 2012 Olympic Flame took a journey across the Solent to take in the landmark view of the iconic Needles.
Today, while the Olympic Torch Relay took place on the Isle of Wight, six famous Islands from around the world were ‘represented’ at the fourth annual Primary School Island Games in Newport.. Olympic Relay Torchbearer Lee Matthews opened the Games
On Saturday 14th July, the long awaited London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will arrive on the Isle of Wight: and celebrated female sailors Shirley Robertson and Ellen MacArthur will carry the flame.
On Saturday if you are unable to get out and about, you can watch live video coverage of the torch relay as it sails across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.