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Dorset Welcomes The Olympic Torch

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9:14am 12th July 2012
(Updated 11:41am 12th July 2012)

Wessex FM will be following the journey of the Olympic torch through Dorchester and Bridport, on to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, before it arrives on Weymouth Beach tonight.
Thousands are expected to line the streets.

Betty Port is one of the Torch Bearers - the retired teacher who's now training for priesthood will be carrying the flame through Burton Bradstock.

Betty Port -West Dorset TB


Members of the Friendship Club Steering Group are delighted to announce that Laura Kerr who is co-ordinator of the Friendship Club at People First Dorset is going to be carrying the Olympic Torch through the town of Bridport.

The Friendship Club is a club for adults with learning disabilities, helping them to make friends in the community and feel safer.

We would like to thank everyone in the county who has supported the Friendship Club all over Dorset and welcomed us to their pubs and other venues.

The Steering Group, all of whom have learning disabilities, help to run the Friendship Club, which is a user led club, and led by members.

We spoke to Laura to find out abit more about how she's feeling.


Tracy Moore is carrying the torch through Portesham.






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