The Official Party of the Olympic Torch Relay Monday 25th June at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria in Sheffield and Gary Smelt, HomeCareDirect’s Partnerships and Communities Officer was there.

This was a major event attended by Lord Coe, Deputy PM Nick Clegg, Olympic athletes, captains of industry and a select group of sporting press representatives, the Olympic flame was in attendance.

It was a wonderful evening with unique displays of the original torches from previous Olympiads going back to 1936 as well as a performance from a 2012 Olympian, Rebecca Downie.

Gary, pictured far left, attended as a member of WTKA (World Traditional Karate Association) elected volunteer board member.  Gary and Mark Rooker, fellow elected volunteer board member led on team GB fundraising and event planning and marketing, along with WTKA Team GB director Master Terry Johnstone.  Also in our Gary’s party was Master Del Sampson UK Director for the WKA (World Kickboxing Association).

A great event that was enjoyed by all and a continuation of the national celebrations for the 2012 Olympic Torch relay leading up to the main upcoming events in London.

HomeCareDirect are looking forward to attending the Olympic Torch relay in Darley Dale on Friday, hope to see you there….