Young carer will carry the Olympic torch

Olympic torch to be carried by Shrewsbury carer

 The torch will be in Shropshire on the 24 and 30 May.

A 17-year-old carer from Shropshire is one of the first people to be chosen to take part in the Olympic torch relay.

Sarah Thomas, from Shrewsbury, looks after both her parents – primarily her mother who has multiple sclerosis.

When she was 12 years old she posted a video on YouTube to highlight the problems young carers face.

Her campaigning on behalf of young carers has led to a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron about future government policy.

The Olympic torch will pass through Shropshire on 24 May passing through Ludlow, Clee Hill and Cleobury Mortimer.

It will be back in Shropshire on 30 May, passing through Oswestry, Pant, Llanymynech, Shrewsbury, Cressage, Much Wenlock, Benthall, Broseley, Ironbridge, Telford and Newport.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-16071617

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