Carrying a torch for women prisoners
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 @ 23:20
Yesterday, Mandy Ogunmokun, a former heroin addict, carried the
Olympic Torch through London on the eve of the opening ceremony.
She tells her story to Tomilola Ajayi
MANDY OGUNMOKUN is carrying the Olympic torch as a beacon of
hope and inspiration. She wants to give encouragement to the women
she supports as a senior drugs- and-alcohol support-worker at a
prison in London, and also through her involvement with Treasures
Foundation, a charity that provides accommodation and pastoral care
for newly released female prisoners.
It was Ms Ogunmokun's friends at Treasures Foundation who
nominated her. She is "embarrassed" at the attention this ...
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