Olympic torch visits Portsmouth nursery

VISIT The Olympic Torch visits Little People's Nursery, Drayton thanks to torchbearer Annette Ablitt
VISIT The Olympic Torch visits Little People's Nursery, Drayton thanks to torchbearer Annette Ablitt
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CHILDREN at a Portsmouth nursery were in for a treat when an olympic torchbearer came to visit.

Annette Ablitt, of Drayton, who carried the torch through East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, shared her experience with the youngsters at Little People’s Nursery, in Drayton.

She collected £150 from staff and parents during her hour-long visit on Saturday, July 28, for The Huntington’s Disease Association.

She is raising money for the charity because her partner Craig McConnachie, suffers from the neurological condition.

Nursery owner Sharon Murphy said: ‘It was great for the children to see the torch up close.’

Tens of thousands of people came out to see the Olympic torch as it was taken through Fareham, Gosport and Portmsouth.

The biggest turnout was on Southsea Common where 65,000 came out to see the torch and enjoy a concert.