AN Olympic torchbearer from Skelmanthorpe is set to show off his golden souvenir.
Dad-of-three, Glyn Carter, who carried the flame through St Albans, Hertfordshire, will be donning his official London Olympics 2012 torchbearer outfit and bringing his torch to next month’s Emley Show.
The Skelmanthorpe United Junior FC club treasurer will show off the torch at the team’s stall at the show on Saturday, August 4.
Glyn, who has a profoundly disabled son, was nominated for the honour by his colleagues at Morrisons supermarkets for the tireless work he does in the community, with charities and with his local club.
He has recently raised around £12,000 for the Save The Children FAST (Families and Schools Together) programme by organising two charity golf days.
Glyn said the whole experience had been amazing and was up there with his wedding day and the birth of his three children.
He said: “Despite being quite a way from home I was delighted that people came from far and wide to support me.
“I am so lucky to have great friends that travelled down from Skelmanthorpe and up from London as well as family that came together from Kent, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
“I was very nervous before it began, but the anticipation turned to pure amazement as we were escorted on to the torchbearers' bus and set off towards the town centre.
“Then we saw the crowds and our faces all broke into massive smiles, the streets were lined on both sides, 10 deep in parts.
“The most incredible sight was the look on little children's faces when they peered into the bus and saw the little cluster of shiny torches waiting to be carried.
“As I stepped off the bus I got the most incredible cheer I have ever heard.
“There are few words to describe those few minutes of my life – amazing, awesome, incredible, humbling, emotional...
“None of them come close.”