The Olympic spirit was in full force on Friday 1st June as the torch relay passed just a few hundred yards from the Duncan Gibbins’ offices.
Members of staff were given time off to join hundreds of supporters who lined the streets to cheer the torch bearers on the latest leg of their mammoth journey. Duncan Gibbins said:
“It is not something that anybody is likely to witness again during their lifetime. We felt it was only right that members of staff were allowed the opportunity to witness this historic event which marked a great start to the long Jubilee weekend.”
The torch relay made its way through Knowsley stopping off for a slight detour at the safari park where 6,000 well wishers joined the animals to witness the torch being passed from 14-year-old Claudia Dowdeswell on to mum-of-four Jane Campbell, before 16-year-old Joe Shaw had the honour of carrying the torch down Liverpool Road.
As well as being allowed time off to witness the Olympic torch relay, members of staff were treated to cream tea and scones to begin the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend in style.
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