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Fiona Devine's countdown to carrying Olympic torch

Fiona Devine's countdown to carrying Olympic torch

Francis Batt

Fiona Devine's countdown to carrying Olympic torch

A campaigning mum chosen to be an Olympic torch bearer has admitted she is not a natural runner.

Windsor woman Fiona Devine has worked tirelessly to get a children's hospice built in Berkshire in memory of her son Alexander.

She is one of 8,000 people picked to run with the Olympic flame on its way to the opening ceremony in London on July 27. She will run through Hemel Hempstead this Sunday at 5.30pm.

Fiona said: “I’m not a natural runner so I have taken on some training. It is a huge honour and I am sure it will be a very emotional and memorable occasion.

"This is also a great chance for us to tell the world about the charity and to see what we are trying to achieve here.”

Family, friends and supporters will travel with Fiona to Hemel Hempstead to cheer her on as she carries the flame.

Fiona and her husband John have planning permission to build their children's hospice on a donated six acre site near White Waltham in the Royal Borough. The campaign to raise the money is still active.

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