BMW worker wishes dad could see him carry Olympic torchBy Becky Barnes
July 09, 2012
A man who raised more than £20,000 in memory of his father will carry the Olympic flame through Bracknell.
Adam Smith, a planning manager at BMW, was nominated by a colleague for his fundraising efforts for Wycombe Hospital’s Haematology Department, which treated and cared for his father when he had terminal cancer.
Adam, from Sunningdale, said: “I am really excited and proud to be part of such a historic and once-in-a-lifetime event, but it is tinged with sadness as my Dad will not be there to enjoy the moment.
“My daughter, who is five, is very excited and I can’t wait for her to see it and be part of it.”
Adam will be supported by friends and family including his wife, two children, mum and his wife’s family.
He said: “BMW are providing a Torchbearer Support team that looks after each Torchbearer and their family to make sure everyone knows what is going on –this is a big relief as I won’t have to worry about my family getting to the right spot to watch.”
The 37-year-old also hopes his Torchbearing moment will be broadcasted to a friend, an RAF pilot stationed in Afghanistan, over the internet.