Olympic torch set to be highlight of Club Day

Mark Menzies with Olympic torch

Mark Menzies with Olympic torch

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THE Olympic torch looks set to make an appearance at Lytham Club Day.

Organisers of one of the town’s leading summer highlight are aiming to make the most of the torch being on the Fylde on Club Day next year, June 23.

“We will do everything we can to get it involved in the parade,” said Club Day spokesperson Cath Powell MBE.

“If it means changing timings for once we will do it as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but the practicalities still need to be sorted out.”

Fylde Council is welcoming the news that the Olympic torch will pass through Lytham St Annes and Warton.

Coun David Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “The eyes of Britain and the world will be on Fylde as we fully expect that newspapers and TV cameras will want to film the flame’s progress to London.

“We don’t yet know what route the torch will take – that will be revealed nearer the time – but we hope that as many residents as possible will turn out to cheer the torchbearers on in both Lytham St Annes and Warton.”

Fylde MP Mark Menzies MP added: “I’m absolutely delighted the Olympic torch is coming to Fylde.

“It should make it a very special day for our area. Enormous credit must go to Cath Powell, who suggested the idea to me initially and put together such a fantastic entry, and Fylde Borough Council for their support.

“Cath received an MBE recently from the queen for her community work and this is just another example of why the honour was so well deserved.”