MEET Huddersfield’s first Olympic torchbearer.
Fencil Modeste from Almondbury is believed to have been the first Huddersfield man to carry the Olympic flame.
Fencil, who was nominated for the charity work he does at Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa, ran through Peterlee on June 17 at 9.45am.
Since running he has been taking the torch to various areas in Huddersfield including Castle Hill School where his son Kane is a pupil.
He said: “The children absolutely loved to see, feel and hold the torch.
“Also I took it down to Huddersfield Town and met with manager Simon Grayson.”
The 50-year-old raised £3,500 for the cause after running the London Marathon.
He is employed by Coca Cola as a technical representative and is involved with the Olympic Games.
He worked at the winter games in Vancouver and will be working for both Olympic and Paralympic games in London as a venue manager.