Torchbearer Profile: Michelle Brown
17 June 2012, 05:00 | Updated: 17 June 2012, 07:29
Name: Michelle Brown
Carrying The Torch: Sunday 17th June, Stockton-on-Tees
Reason For Nomination: Michelle is the manager of a domestic violence charity in central Middlesbrough called `My Sister`s Place'.
The charity helps over six hundred women a year who are victims of domestic violence and Michelle leads from the front ensuring everyone gets the best service they can provide, that staff are supported and the service is accessible to all women.
Michelle is a workaholic and always goes the extra mile no matter what the personal cost. She puts others before herself and is dedicated to the cause. She is also a runner who raises money for other charities.
To find out more about the work that My Sister's Place does, click HERE
The Route: When the torch reaches Teesside it will arrive on Corporation Road in Redcar at 6.59am and will travel towards Marske, passing folk singers performing on The Stray. Street theatre performers and other entertainers will gather in Marske Square, with the torch arriving at 7.42am. The Friends of the International Peace Quilt are displaying two quilts at Coopers' shop, with other local stores showcasing some eye-catching window displays. The torch is due to reach Saltburn at 7.54am and a host of local venues, including the Spa Hotel and Emmanuel Church, will be offering breakfasts. In Brotton, where the torch will arrive at 8.18am, pupils from Badger Hill and St Peter's schools are set to release 300 balloons as the flame passes by. The torch then moves on to Carlin How, arriving at 8.27am, with the BOOMA drumming and dance group entertaining the crowds. Its final stop will be Loftus, where hundreds of people are expected to cram into the Market Place for a variety of entertainment and performances.
Michelle spoke to Capital FM's Anna Harding about her story
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