We are very proud that Worcester was chosen as one of the 66 overnight stops of the Olympic Torch relay in the UK.
On 24th of May, thousands of people gathered in the streets of Worcester to welcome the Olympic Torch. In the evening, the Cricket Club at New Road hosted an amazing evening with great entertainment, which ended with the performance of Labrinth and Twist & Pulse.
Everyone was still celebrating on the 25th. Streets were filled with people, all waving their Union Jack flags. Children were allowed to go to school later than normal to not miss this one-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Coca-Cola truck was at the front of the convoy, then the press van and the torch bearer, 17-year old Daniel Johnsey from Magor. Daniel was an amazing swimmer, until a terrible accident turned his life upside down. He was not expected to survive, never mind walk again, but there he was, holding the torch while walking unaided; a true inspiration to us all.
The convoy proceeded through the town, past the common and up the hill, across Bellevue Terrace and out of sight into Ledbury. People were cheering and clapping; the atmosphere was simply amazing!
These two days were simply amazing, an opportunity that no one should miss
The Accounts Team
*The Accounts Team at The Abbey in Great Malvern, Worcestershire*