Kettering care home worker to carry Olympic Torch next week

Victoria Foster, from Yews Care Home, in Kettering, will carry the torch in the town on Monday, July 2.

Victoria Foster, from Yews Care Home, in Kettering, will carry the torch in the town on Monday, July 2.

0
Have your say

A compassionate care assistant who has given the elderly support at a residential home for six years will carry the Olympic Torch through Kettering next week.

Victoria Foster, of The Yews Residential Care Home, in Kettering Road, Burton Latimer, has been selected to carry the iconic flame during the London 2012 Relay when it comes to the town next week.

She said: “It is a great honour to be part of the Olympic spirit and be selected for my contribution to the community.”

She was nominated by her employers at the care home for her care and compassion she has given to residents of the home, many of whom have dementia.

She will be running with the torch down Windmill Avenue to St. Mary’s Road, when it arrives in Kettering on Monday, July 2.

George Khaw, proprietor of the care home, nominated her, and he said: “We’ve nominate her because over the past six years, that she has been working here, she has proved to be a beacon of light, bringing laughter, love and hope to our residents.

“She puts her heart and soul into the job and we are certain she will carry the Torch with pride, not only for herself but also our residents representing their hopes and aspirations.”

She was nominated through a scheme run by Lloyds TSB.