Carys’ Olympic light for brother

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 May 2012

Shirley Rich, William Thomlinson, Johnathan Cheale, Michael Agassiz, Bobby Willis, Frank Lovell, Antony Mason Front, Paul Osbourne, Warren Jean Baptiste, Graham Trigg, Carys Leanne Davies, Alan Smith and Graham Young at the Lynx Center in Weston.

Shirley Rich, William Thomlinson, Johnathan Cheale, Michael Agassiz, Bobby Willis, Frank Lovell, Antony Mason Front, Paul Osbourne, Warren Jean Baptiste, Graham Trigg, Carys Leanne Davies, Alan Smith and Graham Young at the Lynx Center in Weston.

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A WOMAN from a North Somerset village enjoyed the chance of a lifetime this week when she carried the Olympic Torch.

Carys Davies, aged 26, of Puxton Road, Puxton, was selected to carry the flame on Tuesday in recognition of her volunteering for the National Autistic Society as well as work for the Brownies and Rainbows.

She was inspired by her brother Gareth, aged 28, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, which is related to autism.

Carys also recently completed the Race for Life run for charity.

She carried the torch through part of its route in Ilchester.

Her mum Carole Davies said: “Carys is outward looking, selfless in her efforts for others and deserved this wonderful accolade of carrying the torch.”

Carys said: “When I was first nominated, I was a little bit embarrassed. But it is a chance to do something hugely exciting and raise more awareness for charity.”


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