Water Babies founder given Olympic torch honour

Paul Thompson joins crowds in Dorset to carry the Olympic torch.

The co-founder of a baby swimming organisation based in Honiton was honoured last week after he was chosen to carry the Olympic torch.

Paul Thompson, of Water Babies, joined crowds of people in Chideock, Dorset, who turned out to see the iconic flame last Thursday.

Over the past five years Water Babies has raised more than �750,000 for Tommy’s, the charity for babies, which was one of the main reasons he was chosen to carry the torch.

The organisation, which has become one of the world’s largest baby swimming specialists, celebrated 10 years in Business last month,