Big Waterways Clean Up leader named as Torchbearer

Thames21’s Ben Fenton has been nominated as a 2012 Olympic Torchbearer as part of Coca Cola’s Future Flame programme for his role in coordinating the Big Waterways Clean Up 2012 campaign.

‘I’m very excited to be able to represent all staff and volunteers of Thames21 and the Big Waterways Clean Up as an Olympic Torchbearer,’ Ben said.
‘I’m really proud of what the campaign has achieved so far and look forward to continuing to work closely with communities for long-term benefit of East London’s waterways.’

Ben will be running on July 26th, one of 8000 torchbearers chosen from a pool of tens of thousands of hopefuls.

The Big Waterways Clean Up 2012 aims to actively involve 4000 Londoners in making long-term improvements to East London’s waterways and is part of the London 2012 Inspired programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.