The Olympic Games’ torch was carried through Rugby town centre this morning. Although the sun struggled to shine on the cheering crowds who had been gathering since 7.30am, everyone eagerly looked for the warmth of the Torch’s flame. First exclamations of joy and waving of flags began when brightly coloured support buses went past at 8:30am with music blasting for the occasion. A hive of activity as proud parents took snaps of their children poising next to the waiting torchbearer, Cathy Duncan, 55, who does a remarkable job arranging vacations for ill-children. We were waiting for Tony Woodhouse, a 45 year-old man who lost his right leg after an accident and has since raised money for the life-saving Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Tony handed over the flame to Cathy and the Torch continued its Olympic journey.

This was a great start to our Olympic celebrations and BankSearch wish all the teams well during the games.