Olympic torch shines light on family-run residential lettings agency

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Olympic torch shines light on family-run residential lettings and property management company, The Carrington Partnership, as relay passes through Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Jade Bentley Olympic torchbearer 2012

Jade described the day on Twitter writing: “Amazing. Best experience ever.”

Olympic torch shines light on family-run residential lettings and property management company, The Carrington Partnership, as relay passes through Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The bells of St George’s Church were ringing, and the rain had stopped, when schoolgirl Jade Bentley carried the Olympic torch down Wellington Road South, Stockport.Sunday June 24th was day 37 of the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay and at about 8.30am torchbearer Jade, passed the emerald-green frontage of The Carrington Partnership’s premises.

Jade, 15, from Hyde, is one of 8000 torchbearers successfully nominated, to run with the torch in recognition of the positive contribution they have made to their communities. Jade was chosen for the dedication she has shown to both sport, and to helping others. She sacrifices her lunchtimes at Werneth School, where she is a pupil, to train and encourage others in sporting activities. She is involved in leading a boccia tournament for children with special needs and disabilities, and plays football for Hillgate Blues Football Club. Her nominator for the role of torchbearer said of her: “Jade is reliable and never lets people down.”

Werneth School is one of many reputable schools in South Manchester. It has excellent facilities, including two gymnasia and a sports hall. It has recently attained Specialist School status and in 2007 won the National Literacy Trust’s School of the Year competition. Jade opened her school’s World Sports’ Day with the torch standing alongside former Olympian Diane Modahl. The athlete was born in Manchester and lives in the area. She is a non-executive board member at NHS Manchester, chief ambassador for StreetGames, a charity for inner-city children, and also runs the Diane Modahl Foundation to identify talents. Jade described the day on Twitter writing: “Amazing. Best experience ever.”

Wellington Road South was very busy when the torch passed through, and among the crowd was Stockport’s first-ever Olympic medal winner, former track cyclist Alan Newton. Mr Newton, 81, from Offerton, won bronze at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. New mayor Wendy Meikle was also there, as were members of Papua New Guinea’s Olympic team who are training in Stockport. The spectators who lined the way to show their support reflected the friendliness and diversity of the people who live in the area.

The day began in Media City, Salford, at 6.00am, with BMX racer Shanaze Reade. Ms Reade, 23, has won six world titles for track cycling and competed in her first Olympics in Beijing. Half-an-hour later Sir Bobby Charlton carried the torch up Sir Matt Busby Way to Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford, from where the relay continued to Stockport and beyond. On day 37 of the journey, the flame travelled 121.35 miles and was carried by 51 torchbearers from Manchester to Leeds.

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