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Olympic Torch storm: some of the Dorset folk crowds WILL see
8:37am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
More than a third of Olympic Torch relay torchbearers in Dorset are corporate and foreign nominees - but here's a selection of the inspirational runners who will feature.
Jacques Bernard, who will run in Preston in Weymouth in memory of his brother Steve, who was killed in a car accident in 2005.
The Steve Bernard Foundation, which Jacques helped set up, has since raised thousands of pounds for local sporting projects.
Wendy Morrell and Karen Ruddlesden who both have assistance dogs from Dogs for the Disabled.
The friends nominated each other for the work they do on advising on the need for assistance dogs and campaigning for disabled access.
Steve Cliffen, who set up the Christchurch-based charity Cicely Foundation to help deprived, vulnerable and needy children in the UK and throughout the world, will carry the torch through Sandford.
Mo Constantine, co-founder and product inventor for Lush, who will carry the torch in Upton.
Dave Hamilton, a neighbourhood warden in Boscombe, who will carry the torch in Weymouth Nathan Blackie, of Bournemouth, who will carry the torch in Dorchester. The 14-year-old has cerebral palsy but is a key member of AFC Bournemouth’s Ability Counts Football Club.
Vivien Budd, 64, who has run 13 marathons, the most recent just two years ago.
The Shaftesbury grandmother will carry the torch in Branksome.
Natasha Jones, 32, who beat leukaemia and now runs a charity to support other sufferers, will carry the torch in Winterbourne Abbas.
Bournemouth Athletics Coach Peter Roscoe, who was nominated by gold medallist Jason Gardner.
Young Bournemouth swimmer Alice Tai, a future Paralympic Games hopeful.
Emma Willis, of Poole, who helped set up an innovative new cancer charity after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She will run in Swanage.
Jenny Dale, a crime scene investigator at Ferndown police station, who will carry the torch in Bournemouth. She donated one of her kidneys to a complete stranger and, after regaining her health, went on to raise more than £4,000 for registered charities.
Carmel Ryan, another Dorset Police officer, will carry the torch in Osmington.
She is part of the Boscombe Safer Neighbourhood Team and dedicates a huge amount of time to helping others.
She has also taken part in a prison dialogue scheme that helps released prisoners.
Retired Dorset Police chief inspector Colin Fry, who will carry the flame through Winfrith Newburgh.
He was selected for his dedicated charity work.
Nikila Newman who will carry the torch through Upton founded The Infectious Academy, a dance school turned community trans-formation charity at Turlin Moor.
She was nominated by one of her dancers.