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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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