Olympic Torch Relay map and torch bearers: Lewisham and Bromley
THE Olympic torch continues making its way through the News Shopper area on Monday, July 23, starting in Lewisham before moving on to Bromley.
It begins its journey on day 66 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Deptford at 7.21am and will pass through the town before calling at the Stephen Lawrence Centre at 7.49am.
Reaching Lewisham High Street for 8.01am, it heads towards Catford passing Lewisham Hospital, Ladywell Fields, Broadway Theatre and then Bellingham and Downham.
At 8.57am the torch officially moves into the borough of Bromley, travelling along Bromley Hill and arriving in Bromley High Street for 9.08am.
It passes Bromley South at 9.16am, and then towards Beckenham via Westmoreland Road, Hayes Lane, Wickham Road, and Manor Road before its scheduled arrival in Beckenham High Street at 9.58am.
The torch continues along Beckenham Road reaching Penge High Street at 10.16am.
It leaves the borough after passing through Crystal Palace Park and a lap of the athletics track at the National Sports Centre, due to take place at 10.46am.
From there the relay continues to Croydon.
Below is a list of some of the torchbearers with direct links to Lewisham and Bromley. There will be a total of 27 runners in the Lewisham relay and 29 in Bromley. Day 66 of the relay will see 115 torchbearers carrying the flame.
Ceinwen Giles, aged 37, from Lewisham
Ceinwen was diagnosed with Stage 4B Non-Hodgkins in Lymphoma, a highly aggressive cancer, in early 2010, just four weeks after giving birth to her daughter. She battled through months of harsh chemotherapy while a hospital in-patient. Prior to becoming ill she was a keen cross-country runner, and throughout her treatment has dreamt of getting back to her running best. Now in remission, she is slowly rebuilding her fitness after treatment confined her to bed for many months.
Daniel Gee, aged 17, from New Cross
Daniel is the chairman of Young Carers of Lewisham and is also a carer for his father, his brother and two of his sisters. Daniel is also a young leader of the Scout association which he attends each week. He has recently won the Jack Petchey award again for the second time in less than a year.
Doreen Lawrence, aged 59
Doreen Lawrence was instrumental in changing part of the UK legal system as a result of the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry. In the aftermath to the inquiry, she continued to campaign for justice for her son and for others who have experienced racist crime. In 2003 she was awarded an OBE for services to community relations. She is also the founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a national education charity committed to providing opportunity and access to disadvantaged young people, fostering positive community relationships, and enabling people to realise their potential.
Jennifer Collis, aged 64, from Plumstead
Jennifer has had a tough year dealing with chemotherapy and breast cancer. Jennifer has volunteered for Breast Cancer Care, helping other women who have breast cancer to keep strong.
Arran Khanna, aged 12, from Chislehurst
Arran was nominated for his determination to succeed in sport as well as his participation in charity events, such as a 10k run to support a Down's syndrome charity.
Carlton Dixon, aged 48, from Catford
Carlton has been a mentor to several teenagers when the call went out to find black male role models. He also became a governor at a local school that was in special measures when he joined. Even though other more prestigious schools asked him to join them he chose a particular school because of the abundance of working class and black students and he wanted to try and help make a difference. By the time he left the school it went from strength to strength and is no longer the school no one wants to send their children to. He did this despite not having any children of his own.
James Allen, aged 40, from Chislehurst
James's day job is working with special needs children. Working with London Children`s Practice, James is constructing training programmes for teachers in the UK and Overseas. Additionally, working with his sister, James has initiated Head Neck and Throat, a cancer support charity (HNT Cancer Support). James is also an Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts) with a `hands on` approach. He has orchestrated fundraising activities (£100,000+ over 12 years) to enable, for example, a group of Explorer Scouts to travel to The Gambia and build a school for the local community. He supports Demelza House, Hospice for children, raising funds and undertaking maintenance. James also works with Scouts in The Gambia and Sri Lanka.
John Powell, aged 53, from Orpington
John Powell is a superintendant with the police force, due to retire next year, but is also one of the top sprint coaches in the UK. He is currently coach to David Bolawinwa, who finished 3rd in the Youth Olympics, and has other successful runners too. Not only this but he set up MetTrack - a police funded programme to get inner city kids off the street and into athletics, keeping them out of trouble, and turning them into sprint stars of tomorrow. He remortgaged his house four times in recent years to enable him to travel with and support his athletes.
Laura Mitchell, aged 27, from Chislehurst
Laura, who has Down's syndrome, is an avid sportswoman. She regularly takes part in club swimming, dance, football, bowling, spinning, golf and enjoys rambling.She has amassed numerous medals at swimming galas all over the UK.
Mike Peel, aged 70, from Beckenham
In his 70th year Mike ran and completed his 31st London Marathon, the first race being back in 1981. He is one of only 18 elite members of the "Ever Present" group that have completed every London race. Mike has been inspirational at promoting athletics at all levels through his club, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, for whom he was their president in 2001/2. Blackheath Harriers is one of the oldest and strongest athletic clubs in the UK.