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 ofhope and inspiration. She wants to give encouragement to the womenshe supports as a senior drugs- and-alcohol support-worker at aprison in London, and also through her involvement with TreasuresFoundation, a charity that provides accommodation and pastoral carefor newly released female prisoners.
It was Ms Ogunmokun's friends at Treasures Foundation whonominated her. She is "embarrassed" at the attention this surprisetask has ...
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