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Carrying a torch for women prisoners

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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‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

Wed 2 Sep 15 @ 10:16
"I want to leave that nascent violence at the meeting’s door" @RevRachelMann on anticipating the Shared Conversations http://t.co/ezNDxctJNu

Wed 2 Sep 15 @ 10:12
Shared conversations today in Chester, Liverpool & Manchester. Read some earlier experiences http://t.co/DYegMOI4VH http://t.co/19mzq09ILe