Torch makes its way through Market Deeping, Thurlby and Bourne

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THE OLYMPIC torch has made its way through Market Deeping and is now headed for Thurlby and Bourne.

It was a proud moment for Shirley Waller, who lives in Market Deeping and carried the torch through her home town.

Shirley, who is blind and was nominated for her work for blind and guided dog charities, said:” It’s absolutely wonderful. My eyes are full of tears. I can’t see the flame but it’s a wonderful feeling holding something that thousands of others can see.”

Natalie Spires, of Stamford, who helped set up Coppers for Cancer in memory of her sister, carried the torch through Thurlby.

Emma Fulwood, who is manager of White Stuff in Stamford, also carried the torch in Thurlby. she was nominated for her fundraising for Anna’s Hope.

Thousands are now waiting in Bourne to gree the torch despite the rain.