Carrying a torch for sports volunteers

The Torch Trophy Trust, the charity whose roots lie in London’s last Olympic Games, will hold its prestigious annual awards presentation on November 29.

Venue: The Army and Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN. Date and Time: Thu Nov 29, 5.45pm. Guest of Honour will be HRH The Duke of Kent.

The Torch Trophy Trust has its origins in London’s last Olympics in 1948. Following those Games, the torch designed for the last leg of the journey to Wembley was presented to the Trust.

The Trust now awards bursaries to the unsung and true heroes of sport – those who have given selflessly of their time, some for more than half a century, as volunteers in sport or recreation.

Present at the event sponsored by DAKS-Simpson will be some of the stars of sport who have benefited from the contribution made by volunteers – Dame Mary Glen Haig, Jimmy Hill, Alan Pascoe and Roger Uttley.

Awards will be made to 20 volunteers from around the country, drawn from activities as diverse as curling and rugby league.

To confirm one of the limited places available at the awards ceremony, please contact Angela Sasso on or on 020 7976 3923 by 5pm on Wednesday 28 November.

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