Local MP nominates supermarket boss as Olympic Torchbearer

Because of his commitment to the environment and the local community, Lynne Featherstone MP recently nominated Budgens boss Andrew Thornton to be an Olympic torchbearer.

The Hornsey and Wood Green MP put forward the supermarket boss for the prestigious job of carrying the Olympic Torch in Haringey on its way to the Olympic Park, because of his strong green credentials and real commitment to the

Crouch End community.

Thornton’s Budgens has launched a number of initiatives to help make the local area greener, including the ‘pennies for plastic’ scheme, sourcing local produce including growing the supermarket’s own greens on the roof of the shop, and

recycling 94% of the shop’s waste. The Broadway shop has also recently launched a community hub, available for local charities to use as a platform to meet local residents.

Residents who want to nominate a Haringey hero for the prestigious job, can still do so through Lloyds bank, by going to http://www.lloydstsblondon2012.co.uk/carrytheflame.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“Andrew really is a Haringey Hero – he is truly committed to being green and helping Crouch Enders do the same, by

cutting the number of plastic bags used in the area and sourcing local produce. And you don’t get much more local than buying ‘food from the sky’; greens grown on the roof of the shop!

“Andrew is a great role model, and that’s why I think he deserves the honour of carrying the Olympic torch in Haringey. But if you have your own hero here in Haringey who you think deserve the job, there is still time to nominate. But don’t delay – time is running out!”