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Paper Olympic torch held by David Beckham and David Cameron comes to Sale
A PAPER Olympic torch which has so far raised £22,500 for charity and has been held by David Beckham and David Cameron, was bought by a Sale man last week.
The torch was made by five-year-old Logan McKerrow, of Chard, who asked his mum if he could sell it on eBay, just as real torches had been, in order to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
The torch sold for £21 and hearing that Logan was donating all of the money to charity, the bidder asked for the torch to be relisted on the site and it has travelled in a relay across the nation ever since.
The eleventh bidder, David Wride, 44, of Washway Road, bought the torch for £155 and it arrived safely in Sale on August 10.
He said: “I was browsing eBay looking for Olympic memorabilia when I came across Logan’s torch and decided to bid. It was a great way to celebrate the Olympics and give something back to charity.”
Bidding and donations to Logan’s justgiving page really took off when the five-year-old appeared on BBC Breakfast on July 7.
Logan and his family were then asked to visit number 10 later that month, and he was able to watch the real torch relay with the Prime Minister and sport icon David Beckham.
As is now customary, David Wride took a picture of himself with the Sale town sign and then relisted the torch on eBay. It is now on its way to Buckinghamshire.
To bid on the torch or to make a donation visit www.ebay.co.uk or www.justgiving.com/lets-hear-it-for-deaf-children.
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