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Herefordshire announces Flame Ambassador Cameron Wood

Having recently completed his final year at Whitecross High School, 15 year old Cameron Wood is eagerly awaiting a memorable summer with the results of his GCSE’s and both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cameron was selected by a panel of judges as Herefordshire’s Flame Ambassador following a number of glowing nominations from people within the county.

Born at 25 weeks, Cameron has hydrocephalus and Cerebral Palsy and is visually impaired, yet he always lives life to the full.
As a keen horseman, he’s been riding since 18 months of age and recently won the regional Riding for the Disabled Championships. He will represent West Mercia in the National Championships. 

He volunteers regularly and fundraises for charities, raising £2,000 for the Special Care Baby Unit in the Hereford half marathon. He is a massive sports fan, swims regularly and has recently tried skiing!
His attitude towards life and his determination to succeed make him an inspiration to everyone he meets.

Cameron will be collecting our Paralympic Lantern from the lighting ceremony in London's Trafalgar Square on the 24 August and will bring it back to Herefordshire for our Flame Celebrations the following day.

“I’m really pleased to have been chosen as Ambassador and to bring back the Paralympic Lantern to the county,” said Cameron.

“I’d like to say thanks to everyone who nominated me, it’s an honour to promote the Paralympic Games and support the Flame Celebration in Herefordshire.”

Herefordshire’s Flame Celebration event will be held at Point4 in Hereford on 25 August.
Members of the public are invited to come along and enjoy the festivities, meet Cameron
and see the Paralympic Flame.

Tickets are free of charge, but must be booked in advance. For more information or tickets for the event, contact 01432 376 376 or