|Margaret's Carrying The Torch For Ealing|
Descendants founder feels like she has 'won a million pounds'
Margaret Noel says she cried when she read the lovely nomination and still can't believe she has been chosen as one of the 8,000 Olympic torchbearers.
Margaret has worked voluntarily in Ealing for over 20 years and set up Decendants - a youth charity based in Acton.
Most recently, she established `A Mothers Tear Drop`, an organisation dealing with the emotional onset of gun and knife crime in the community.
Described as '' a very positive, heart warming, inspirational, yet humble being'' , Margaret was nominated by her daughter who said she is ''A friend to the young and old, a role model who is passionate and willing to help using her knowledge and wisdom to make a positive difference in her community.''
Margaret is overjoyed to have been chosen to take part in the Olympic relay through Ealing and says:
''I love the Olympics and watch it where ever it is in the world. To be given the opportunity to carry the flame, words cannot describe my feelings. Imagine Muhammed Ali carried the flames! I feel as if I have won a million pounds.
'' I feel truly blessed, it is an honour, a privilege and I am immensely proud.
'' I will be running for all young people out there as they are our future. I am hoping that everyone will have a wonderful time full of laughter and togetherness for the Ealing community.
'' I am not sure where I will be running but will enjoy every minute of it where ever it is.''
Congratulations to Margaret!
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March 21st 2012