Torchbearer Dave to represent Wombwell

Dave Allemby
Dave Allemby

A MEMBER of Wombwell Sporting and Athletics Club was thrilled to hear he will be an Olympic flame torchbearer.

Dave Allemby, of Lundhill Road, Wombwell, will carry the flame through Lundwood on Monday, June 25.

Dave, who is married to Julie with one grown-up son, has suffered from Vitiligo for over 40 years, and as June 25th is Vitiligo Awareness Day he aims to raise awareness of the auto-immune skin complaint condition. He will be raising funds through justgiving for the Vitiligo Society.

The athlete who has been a member of the Wombwell club since 2001, works at the Tesco store, Stairfoot. He has represented Wombwell Athletics at track, road and cross-country events.

Club secretary Janette Tomlins said: “We are delighted one of our members will carry the Olympic torch, and wish Dave all the best on the day.”

The Wombwell Club is to mark 100 days until the 2012 Games with a ‘Try Athletics Day’.

As an official England Athletics affiliated club, Wombwell is hosting the day to give the community a chance to try athletics.

It is a nationwide campaign, promoted by England Athletics, to give more people the opportunity to get involved during the Olympic and Paralympic year of 2012.

The campaign encourages people to help support their local club as a volunteer or by taking up athletics.

The Try Athletic Day is taking place on April 18 from 6pm – 8pm. Telephone 01226 754865 for details.