‘Rather fabulous’ says curate who carried the Torch!

Friday June 8th 2012

Andrew during his torch run in Carnlough.Olympic torchbearer the Rev Andrew Ker, curate at St Brigid’s Parish, Mallusk, has described his 300 metre run through Carnlough, Co Antrim, on Sunday June 3 as ‘rather fabulous!’

Andrew, 46, was one of 8,000 people in the UK selected to carry the Olympic flame, and his run took him along a section of the route of the 2010 Tour de Connor cycle.

Andrew organised the cycle marathon, which raised more than £40,000 for the Friends of the Cancer Centre, and it was fellow cyclist and his rector at St Brigid’s, the Rev Bill Boyce, who nominated him as a torchbearer.

Andrew said he was honoured and humbled to be nominated, and family and friends from Mallusk travelled to Carnlough to watch his run before he handed the flame on to Paralympic gold medalist Dianne McMillan.
Andrew with fans before the run.



The Rev Andrew Ker passes the London 2012 Olympic Flame to Dianne McMillan.










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