Torchbearer Paul will lead the carnival

Torchbearer 098 Paul Hagreen carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Barnsley and Kexbrough. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
Torchbearer 098 Paul Hagreen carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Barnsley and Kexbrough. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
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An Elland man who carried the Olympic flame through in South Yorkshire will appear at Elland carnival.

Paul Hagreen, 18, carried the flame through between Barnsley and Kexborough last Monday.

The teen was diagonsed with type one diabetes at the age of four and as a result has had over 62,000 blood tests and 21,000 injections in his life.

But it hasn’t stopped him playing football for Brighouse Town, where he is a goalkeeper, but also playing cricket and tennis.

On July 7, Paul will lead the procession at Elland Carnival.

The carnival begins with a school sports day followed by the procession at noon.

There will be also stalls and a central area of activities including a falconry display, dog training display, competitions, a display by the anchormen and a dancing display from the Karen Binns School of Dance. There is to be many side stalls and a Punch and Judy show, plus other competitions and items of interest.

During the evening live local bands will entertain and there will be a beer tent open for refreshment and a barbeque serving food.

As well as all of that there will be free admission to the Rex cinema which will be showing cartoon films, and it is hoped to have vintage vehicles for inspection.

Programmes and raffle tickets will be available with prizes donated by local traders, anyone who would like a stall at the event or who would wish to contribute in any way should contact the carnival chairman David McCory on 07512162573.