He was chosen to carry the Olympic Flame because of his life long commitment to the RNLI and as a lifeguard. Now Peter Avey from Brighton is continuing his charity work.
The 70 year is letting people have their photos taken with his torch in return for a donation to the RNLI. He's already raised over £1500 pounds for the cause.
Torchbearer Lawrence Page won over the hearts of Hastings firefighters - who nominated him for the job for the 2012 Olympics.
45 year old Lawrence has been selected to carry the torch through St Leonards on July 17, the day after his birthday.
Twenty-five years ago, Lawrence, who has learning difficulties, walked into Hastings Community Fire Station and volunteered to wash service vehicles and fire engines.
He's since worked at the station every Saturday, as well as running marathons all over the world.
So the athletes are arriving and the start of the Games is almost upon us. Kent Police say it will involve them in the biggest police operation they've seen in more than sixty years. We speak to Superintendent Martin Very of Kent Police.
The Olympic Torch is continuing its 70-day tour of the UK and a week Monday, that's July the 9th, it arrives in the Meridian region. We want you stories and pictures of this once in a lifetime event. Click the video above and find out how.
Kent's landmark building, the Turner Contemporary is now sporting a large pink ribbon as part of preparations for the county to accept the Olympic torch. It'll arrive in Kent on the 18th July.