Duncan Parker, the Managing Director of Ethical Goods, will be one of the privileged few to run with the Olympic Torch next month. On July 20th, Duncan will run with the torch through the streets of Rochester, just days before the flame makes it’s way into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony of London 2012.
Duncan is offering ‘torch visits’ to companies and charities who want to engage in the excitement of the Games. He will not be selling his torch, but if your company or charity would like to raise funds for charity by enabling staff, volunteers or friends to have their photo with the torch, he would be happy to hear from you.
Duncan was nominated and endorsed by friends, family and colleagues for
the charitable work he has been involved in for many years. Some of this work includes considerable efforts to end human trafficking through his work as a Trustee for charity Stop The Traffik, a founding member and Trustee of Croydon Community Against Trafficking and a number of initiatives and projects over many years with The Salvation Army International Development. In December 2010, Duncan ran from Amsterdam’s red-light district to Soho in London – the equivalent of 6 marathons back-to-back – through blizzards and horrendous conditions to highlight the issue of Human trafficking and the exploitation of women. He raised tens of thousands for anti-trafficking charities as a result.
A keen runner and sportsman, Duncan has also run marathon’s for many charity projects and especially overseas development work in some of the poorest communities in our world. His passion for people and passion for sport combined, made him a very worthy candidate for the honour of carrying the torch. It seems the team organising the Olympic Torch relay agreed.