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St Crispin’s Leisure Centre to host Olympic Torch Relay Party

St Crispin’s Leisure Centre is to host an Olympic Torch Relay Party on Saturday 14th July for members and non-members to raise money for Dyspraxia Foundation and to celebrate the centre’s very own member, Kieran Wassell, bearing the Olympic Torch.

  • Nominated by Dyspraxia Foundation, Kieran Wassell will be a torchbearer for a section of the relay in Theale on Wednesday 11th July, and he will be the first person from Wokingham to bear the torch
  • After being diagnosed with Dyspraxia, a life long condition that affects co-ordination, Kieran discovered he was good at running after joining the gym and has since supported the Dyspraxia Foundation by running a number of marathons
  • The Dyspraxia Foundation is the only national UK charity working to support those with the condition
  • Kieran will attend the free Olympic Torch party, which will take place from 7:30pm until midnight, with members of the local community and employees from the centre
  • During the event there will be a cold buffet, a cash bar, a DJ and a raffle


Sally Payne, Chair of the Dyspraxia Foundation, said:

We believe Kieran is a credit to the Dyspraxia Foundation and we wanted to show our appreciation by nominating him to be a torchbearer.  It’s a great year for us as the charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to top it off we’ve got one of our biggest supporters bearing the Olympic Torch. What a year!

Doug Brickenden, Business Manager at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre, said:

This is set to be a great evening and we’re extremely proud to have one of the torchbearers in attendance. We fully understand why the Dyspraxia Foundation nominated Kieran, as he is a fantastic supporter of the charity. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces during the evening.


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