A SHEFFIELD University student’s volunteering work has earned him a place among 8,000 people chosen to carry the Olympic torch.
Geography student Peter Moss, aged 18, was chosen as part of the Olympic Moment to Shine campaign, which aims to highlight people who have made major contributions to their communities.
He said: “I found out I had been selected by email and was shocked and overwhelmed that out of so many worthwhile nominations I had been chosen.
“Everyone who had been nominated has their own amazing story to tell and so it means a great deal for the work I’ve done to be recognised, but is even more significant as it highlights the ongoing efforts to help children to succeed in what they do and find joy in times of need.”
Peter will run carrying the flame in a nationwide relay over a yet to be decided area and date.
Peter was nominated by Rupert Johnson, project manager at Community Environmental Trust of Castle Vale, Birmingham, where Peter has spent four years helping deprived children.