This summer, all the world looked to London, the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games. To officially begin the games, 8,000 British people carried the Olympic Flame through every corner of the United Kingdom, beginning May 19 at Land’s End, on the southwest tip of the country, and ending July 27 at the Olympic Stadium in London, where the Olympic Torch was lit. Among those who carried the flame were many JDRF UK volunteers, both adolescents and adults.
Above, Trevor Griffiths, who carried the flame in honor of his son Jack (pictured with him). Jack was three years old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now 10 years old, he practices judo, plays rugby, and studies the piano. Jack has also been a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for JDRF since he was six years old. Trevor carried the flame for his son through Droitwich Spa, in central England, on May 24.
Photo by Robbie Barratt