Be a 2012 Olympic Torchbearer

If you know someone who's an inspiration or who has made a big difference to their community (or both!), now is your chance to say a huge thank you.

Nominate them to be one of 8,000 individuals who will be Torchbearers, carrying the Olympic Flame across the UK during the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.

All you need to do is nominate them - explaining why they're an inspiration. So long as they're aged over 12 and a UK resident they could be in with a chance to take part in this historic day.

The Olympic Flame will arrive into the UK from Greece on Friday 18 May 2012. The Torch Relay will start at Land’s End the next morning, with about 110 people a day carrying the Olympic Flame during its 70 day journey towards the Olympic Stadium in London.

Nominations are open until 29 June, but if you know someone who deserves this wonderful recognition, nominate today.