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William Anderson of Swindon Motorpark – Olympic Torch bearer in Wallingford

Olympic Torch in Wallingford

Olympic Torch Wallingford

A great day was had in Wallingford with the Olympic torch in town. Well wishers lined the streets in support and everyone enjoyed a great atmosphere.

Over 7,000 people gathered in the town centre to cheer on the Olympic flame, which arrived at approximately 8.30am.

It was a fantastic turnout with much of the community of Wallingford in attendance. There was a real sense of community spirit and an excitement about the Olympics.

Our very own William Anderson of Swindon Motorpark had the honour of being a torch bearer and was greeted with applause by the excited crowd.William fed back he had not slept a wink the night before with the anticipation and honour of being torch bearer for Wallingford. He felt humbled and incredibly honoured to part of the Olympic celebrations and He is looking forward to continuing the great work he does within the community.

Ben Crudgington (Operations Director, Cambria) added:

We are incredibly proud of William and the great work he does in the local community. We would also like to thank Lloyds Bank for giving William and Cambria the opportunity to be part of the Olympic celebrations.

Despite the rain, it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits as the Olympic torch brought people together from all over the community.

Thank you to everyone involved in organising the event which went like clock work. What a great day to be part of.

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Olympic Torch Bearer – William Anderson, Swindon Motorpark

William AndersonOn July 9th 2012 in Wallingford, William Anderson of Swindon Motorpark will bear the Olympic Torch through Wallingford.

William’s nomination story

William Anderson has been employed by Swindon Motor Park (part of Cambria Automobiles PLC) as a Technician/Workshop controller since 1984. In his spare time he has helped in the local community centre for 28 years as a voluntary/paid youth worker. The aim is to develop character and self-esteem in young people through sporting activities, residential weekends etc. William has also done outreach work with youngsters who do not attend the centre. William is or has been a member of the South West Indian Committee Group, the South West Coalition Racial Equality Group and the Stop and Search Steering Committee with the Wiltshire police. He has helped to organise the Swindon West Indian Carnival and has worked on a project with young people entitled ‘Street for Living’ in the Broadgreen area of its regeneration. William is a keen sportsman participating in athletics, cricket, karate, football and snooker/pool.

All the team at Swindon Motor park and Cambria Automobiles PLC are honoured to have one of our Associates carrying the Olympic Torch and very much look forward to the day.