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Braintree district: Charity founder to carry Paralympic flame
3:00pm Friday 24th August 2012 in News
A grandmother who has devoted 21 years to helping disabled children is to carry the Paralympic torch.
Sally Bishop, from Cressing, is the founder of Action for Kids, a national charity that started when she raised money for a young boy who needed a wheelchair the NHS could not provide.
Mrs Bishop, 64, was nominated to be a Paralympic torchbearer through the Lloyds TSB public nomination campaign.
She will take part in the 24-hour torch relay from Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympics, to London, which starts on Tuesday.