Olympic Torch on display at Warrenders
Surrey jewellers Warrender is housing an official official Olympic Torch throughout the duration of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The torch will go on display at the family businesses’ Sutton store for the Opening Ceremony tomorrow.
The torch is on loan from one of the three Sutton residents chosen as Olympic torchbearers; Lauren Sullivan. Sullivan was nominated to be a torchbearer for her inspirational sporting achievements. She has chondroplasia, a form of dwarfism and through swimming has been able to see beyond her disability and accomplish great triumphs.
This year in the DSE Junior National Disability Championships she won three gold medals, and her most recent success was breaking the minute in the 50m freestyle to gain a qualifying time for the British Internationals competition. Sullivan won the Sutton disabled sportsperson of the year award in July 2011, and is a Paralympic hopeful for 2016.
Sullivan is the sister of Warrenders sales assistant Kirsten Sullivan, who joined the Warrenders team in May 2012. The torch is on display to show support for all Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in London 2012.
Warrenders will be donating £215; the cost of the torch, to Lauren’s chosen charity, the Dwarf Sports Association (DSA). The DSA enables equal opportunities for dwarves to compete fairly against one another in a variety of different sports.
Warrenders was established in 1947 and specialises in diamond and gemstone jewellery. A family led team, it is now in its third generation.