Isle of Wight Street Pastors coordinator David Ouston was an Olympic Torch bearer as the torch passed through the Island on Saturday, while volunteer Street Pastors provided support during the Needles section of the event. It was a real privilege for those who took part to be involved with this amazing event, and a great honour for Dave to be asked to be a Torch Bearer. Dave was delighted to have been allocated the Needles section of the route; “The Needles is known all over the world really, and to be given this slot was just wonderful”. He also saw his presence in the Olympic torch ceremony as being representative of the whole of Isle of Wight Street Pastors; “I’ve got seventy volunteers, many of them here and I’m running for all of them”.
You can see interviews with Dave and clips from his section of the relay in the videos below.