I made a mini Olympic Torch for my 1yr old niece to celebrate the torch relay passing through Lichfield on 30th June 2012.
The torch is made from stiff cardboard with gold paint (bubble wrap used for the hole effect) with red and orange felt flames.
It was great to see the real torch (even if I did feel a little sceptical beforehand) and I’m very glad I made the effort. It was a little bit magical and very different to watching it on the telly or seeing pictures.
Lovely to see such a fantastic turnout and to see Lichfield packed with happy people (and hardly any cars about!).
The local young lady we saw carrying the torch, Molly, is only 14 and has already done loads for charity to help children with terminal illness. Very moving and I hope she and everyone who took part had a very special day.