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Crest Nicholson Resident is Torch Relay Inspiration

Hereford man, Ian Sockett, had the great honour of carrying the Olympic flame today (24 May) in the torch relay run through Hartpury in Gloucestershire. The latest resident at Crest Nicholson’s The Furlongs development in Herefordshire, Ian was nominated for the role following his inspiring 20 year battle against anorexia and recent commitment to fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

On hearing of the local hero’s move to The Furlongs, Crest Nicholson quickly stepped in to offer its support for the Olympic relay, donating the £200 required to purchase the torch for Ian’s run.

“Crest Nicholson’s support has been overwhelming and I feel truly blessed to have even been nominated. It’s been such a whirlwind I still have to pinch myself to make sure it hasn’t been a wonderful dream. Now it’s all done though, I’m looking forward to finally being able to unpack and put my feet up, having only moved in to my new home a few weeks ago.”

Amanda Benjamin, Senior Sales Manager for Crest Nicholson, said “We are honoured to have such an inspiration in our midst, Ian’s story compelled us to lend our support in any way we could and providing him with the funds for his Olympic torch was the least we could do. He has made Hereford very proud and we at Crest Nicholson would like to wish Ian the best of luck in all future endeavours”.

To find out more about Crest Nicholson’s The Furlongs development in Hereford, please call into the on-site sales office which is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily or call 0870 753 1864 or email

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