UCA student to carry Olympic Torch
A student from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Rochester has been picked to carry the Olympic torch during its tour of the UK.
Chi-Mun Wong, who is studying BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion, will run with the flame through Rochester on 20 July 2012.
The 18-year-old from Cheam in Surrey recently overcame cancer and was nominated by her mother.
Chi-Mun said: "I'm really excited about taking part in the Olympic torch relay because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something that I will remember for the rest of my life.
"I'm slightly anxious about the actual run as there will be lots of people watching me on the day but thinking about how proud it will make my family will certainly get me through it."
Chi-Mun was nominated for the help she had given her terminally ill grandmother when she was just 13 and for her strong, brave and positive attitude during her own serious illness.
She said: "When I was diagnosed with my illness I had to give up my studies at AS Level but I never gave up my passion to study fashion. After my illness I went to study at the Fashion Retail Academy for a year and now I'm continuing my dream by studying Fashion at UCA Rochester.
"I hope that running with the Olympic flame will inspire other people to never give up when they are faced with difficulties or illness."
Chi-Mun is hoping her fellow UCA students will cheer her on during her leg of the relay on Rochester High Street.
She added: "It would be great to have as many people from UCA come and support me. I will feel very proud to be representing UCA - I just hope I don't trip or fall and make a fool of myself on the day."
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939