Going for gold in Cricklade this weekend
OLYMPIC enthusiasts can go for gold in Cricklade this weekend with torchbearer Damien Davis.
Damien, who carried the flame through Ludgershall near Marlborough this week, will be appearing at Baileys News on High Street tomorrow (Saturday, July 14) for photo opportunities with his Olympic torch.
Dressed in his Olympic suit, the 36-year-old will bring the torch down for free photographs from 9am to 12pm.
Damien became a celebrity in his hometown of Cricklade after his group Team Wayne scaled Stob Ban rather than Ben Nevis during a Three Peaks Challenge, in memory of Wayne Wilson who died of leukaemia last year.
But he said that carrying the flame was another step up.
“I was mobbed afterwards. I even had people asking me to hold their babies, so they could take a photo. It was like I was David Beckham or something.”
So far, Team Wayne have raised £12,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
To donate, an optional bucket collection will be held at Baileys News on Saturday or visit teamwayne.co.uk