Day 66: Olympic Flame to Visit Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Wimbledon on Its Journey From Lewisham to Wandsworth
On Monday 23 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung will travel 36.88 miles through the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth.
On Monday 23 July the Relay will travel 36.88 miles
187 Torchbearers, including Tennis ace Andy Murray will carry the Flame
Evening celebration to take place on Tooting Bec Common, Wandsworth
Images from the day will be available for download here
Highlights for tomorrow include:
Two special visits away from the main route of the Torch Relay:
12.50pm Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Wandsworth: In recognition of our animal loving nation, former England footballer and supporter of the homes work, Michael Owen, will carry the Flame on a special visit to the centre. Michael will help celebrate the dedication of the staff and volunteers who have rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats since the centre was established in 1860. Approximately 50 dogs currently in residence will form a special guard of honour for Michael, who himself is the owner of four rescued dogs.
9pm TX Olympic Flame visit to Walford: EastEnder Billy Mitchell is to carry the Flame around Albert Square, with the last seven minutes of the programme to be transmitted live.
London Borough of Lewisham
7.21am – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: The first Torchbearer of the day Ceinwen Giles, 37, from Lewisham will carry the Flame outside the centre that is the UKs only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Ceinwen was nominated through the LOCOG campaign for her bravery in fighting cancer which she was diagnosed with just four weeks after giving birth to her daughter.
7.46am – Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre: Doreen Lawrence, 59, from Catford will carry the Flame into the forecourt of the centre set up in memory of her son to offer a base for community learning and development. Doreen has been instrumental in changing part of the UK legal system as a result of the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry. In the aftermath to the inquiry, she continued to campaign for justice for her son and for others and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE for services to community relations. She is also the founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a national education charity committed to providing opportunity and access to disadvantaged young people, fostering positive community relationships, and enabling people to realise their potential.
Doreen will hand the Flame to Kieran Lang, 16, from Lewisham. Kieran was elected as the Young Mayor of Lewisham in October 2011. He represents the young people of borough in meetings with politicians, officers and partners to influence and make decisions about issues which are important to young people and the wider community.
London Borough of Bromley
10.46am – Crystal Palace Stadium: Marlon Devonish will carry the Flame for a lap of the world renowned athletics track. He competed as a member GB & NI Athletics Team for over 13 years, and 2011 saw Marlon compete in a record 8th World Championship. Marlon’s honours include medals from European Junior Championships, European U23 Championships, Commonwealth Games, European and World Championships, and also the Olympic Games (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008).
London Borough of Croydon
12.47pm – St. Andrew’s School: Internationally acclaimed actor Sir Patrick Stewart, known for his Shakespearean stage work and leading roles in contemporary film and television is set to carry the Flame into the lunch stop. After the crew break, Twinelle Hopeson, 20, from Croydon who was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for winning double gold in the UK School Games, her commitment and dedication to her sport of Athletics and inspiring her peers through helping the Summer Trust Program in her community, will carry the Flame out of the lunchtime stop.????
2.50pm High Street: Stephen Ireland, 40, from Sutton will carry the Flame along the pedestrianised High Street. He was selected by Lloyds TSB for his fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
London Borough of Merton
3.34pm The Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club: TV presenter and former tennis professional, Sue Barker is set to carry the Olympic Flame into the Centre. Sue has been the BBCs Athletics Presenter for the past four Olympic Games and is also a member of the BBCs team to deliver coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. During her tennis career, she won the women’s singles title at the French Open and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3.
5.18pm – Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Tennis ace and British No.1 Andy Murray will carry the Flame through doors onto Centre Court for a special photo opportunity with the Young Games Maker volunteers from the local boroughs who are the Ball Boys and Girls for the London 2012 Olympic Tennis tournament. London 2012 will be Andys second Olympic Games and he is set to compete in both the Mens Singles and Doubles competition that starts on 28 July 2012.
Andy will then carry the Flame to Henman Hill where he will hand the Flame on to five times Wimbledon Ladies singles and five times Ladies Doubles champion Venus Williams for a second photo opportunity at the Olympic Tennis venue. Venus has won three Olympic gold medals to date and is set to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Tennis Womens Double competition with sister Serena.
London Borough of Wandsworth
6.50pm Tooting Bec Common: Final Torchbearer of the day Tim Henman will carry the Olympic Flame on to the stage to light the celebration cauldron. Tim is best known for his Wimbledon appearances, where he drew huge support from the British crowds and captured their hearts with his inspiring performances. He retired from tennis in 2007, after helping Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory over Croatia. Tim competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, where together with partner Neil Broad they won a silver medal which remains Great Britains last Olympic tennis medal to date.
The evening celebration will feature a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – with support from the London Borough of Wandsworth.
The evening celebration will take place in Tooting Bec Common in Wandsworth.
The line-up includes music from the Rizzle Kicks, also a dance troupe who will provide a unique fusion of street performance, theatre and sport and dance act Twist and Pulse. There will also be local acts on stage Wanted Down Under – winners of the Wandsworth Young Performer competition 2011 and the Graveney School Choir.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day Tim Henman – will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon will carry the Flame in Merton. The Capital FM breakfast presenters have been selected by Coca Cola. Lisa works with several charities in an ambassadorial role. She is an ambassador for Breast Cancer Care having lost a family member to the disease. Lisa attends events organised by the charity and has hosted their annual Pink Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. She is also an ambassador for Help A Capital Child and in 2009 completed a sponsored parachute jump for them raising almost £25,000. She has recently started working as ambassador for The Meningitis Trust and last year completed an abseil from the top of St Guys Hospital London in order to raise money and awareness for them. Dave works for a number of charities on a regular basis. Recently he has hosted events/shows for
Hayward, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2012
Pet owners brought over 400 animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and two tiny turtles to Assemblymember Mary Hayashis free Pet Health and Safety Fair yesterday at the Hayward City Hall grounds. The public was invited to bring their pets for free health screenings and to hear important health and safety tips from animal experts.
I would like to thank the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association, the Hayward Fire Department, the Hayward Animal Shelter and the East Bay SPCA for making this event a huge success, stated Assemblymember Mary Hayashi. It was great to see so many people out with their pets, taking the time to ensure that they are healthy and to learn about animal welfare issues.
The Hayward Animal Shelter was on hand to promote pet adoptions and educate the public about spaying and neutering. The Humane Society reports that six to eight million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, a number that can be drastically reduced by having pets fixed.
For more information about low-cost spay/neuter services, please call the Hayward Animal Shelter at (510) 293-7200 or the East Bay SPCA at (510) 639-7387 (Oakland office) or (925) 479-9674 (Dublin office).
Assemblymember Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.
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