Store was nominated by Sutton resident & torchbearer Lauren Sullivan.
By Deepa Narwani
Surrey jewellers Warrenders is set to house an official Olympic torch throughout the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, after the store was nominated by a local torchbearer to showcase the torch.
The torch will go on display after tonight’s Olympics opening ceremony. It is on loan at Warrenders thanks to Lauren Sullivan, one of the three Sutton residents chosen as Olympic torchbearers.
Sullivan was nominated to be a torchbearer for her sporting achievements. She has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism and through swimming has been able to see beyond her disability.
Her sister, Kirsten Sullivan, works at the Warrenders’ store. The company has pledged £215 – the cost of the torch – to Lauren’s chosen charity, the Dwarf Sports Association (DSA).
The Olympic Torch Relay passed the borough of Sutton from Croydon into Beddington on Monday July 23 with Lauren and 22 other torchbearers carrying the flame.