Olympic torch to be carried by Shrewsbury carer

The Olympic torch against the sky
Image caption The torch will be in Shropshire on the 24 and 30 May

A 17-year-old carer from Shropshire is one of those to be chosen to take part in the Olympic torch relay.

Sarah Thomas, from Shrewsbury, looks after both her parents - primarily her mother who has multiple sclerosis.

When she was 12 years old she posted a video on YouTube to highlight the problems young carers face.

Miss Thomas said: "I'm completely overwhelmed, there's no other real emotions - it's too much to take in."

Her campaigning on behalf of young carers has led to a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron about future government policy.

The Olympic torch will pass through Shropshire on 24 May passing through Ludlow, Clee Hill and Cleobury Mortimer.

It will be back in Shropshire on 30 May, passing through Oswestry, Pant, Llanymynech, Shrewsbury, Cressage, Much Wenlock, Benthall, Broseley, Ironbridge, Telford and Newport.

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