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Olympic Torch Auction Abuse
6:55am 25th May 2012
Pirate FM has learnt a Cornish Olympic Torchbearer has been hit with a torrent of abuse over a charity auction.
Sophia Cowburn from Truro was selling her keepsake to raise cash for a trust set up in her twin brother's memory.
Hoaxers targeted the bidding on eBay.
The 19 year old has had hundreds of angry emails and says it has been a "crazy rollercoaster": "I wouldn't have done it if I was going to keep all the money myself. It wasn't about that. It wasn't about the money. It was about trying to make a difference to a charity that, in theory, I couldn't have raise a hundred and fifty thousand pounds overnight like the torch could've done".
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