Angela’s carrying a torch ... for the world’s greatest sporting event

Angela Oakley, Olympic carrier
Angela Oakley, Olympic carrier

A FAIRTRADE campaigner has been given the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch on its way to the 2012 Games in London.

Angela Oakley (53) was nominated for the honour by her daughter, Hazel, in recognition of her work with the Fairtrade movement.

The Fairtrade scheme helps producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and promotes sustainability.

The mum-of-three was instrumental in making East Dunbartonshire a Fairtrade zone in 2007 - one of the first in the UK. Angela, from Milton of Campsie, is a volunteer schools adviser with the Scottish Fair Trade Forum and is leading the campaign for Fairtrade cotton schoolwear.

She will run 300m carrying the Olympic Torch through Barrmill in North Ayrshire, on June 8.

Angela said: “I’m absolutely delighted and really proud to be taking part.

“The torch is a symbol of peace, unity and friendship, which fits in with the work I’m doing. I’m really looking forward to the day My family and friends and coming to watch.”

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