Sunderland torch-bearer’s visit to old people’s home

100 year old, Mary Cummings meets Olympic Torch bearer, Gareth Capstick as he visits Adey Gardens Care Home.
100 year old, Mary Cummings meets Olympic Torch bearer, Gareth Capstick as he visits Adey Gardens Care Home.
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OLYMPIC-LOVING pensioners got into the London 2012 spirit when a torch-bearer stopped off at their care home.

Residents at Adey Gardens Care Home, South Street, Newbottle, were visited by Gareth Capstick, who carried the torch in Herrington Country Park when it visited Wearside in June.

Linda Baxter-Rodler, director at Adey Gardens, said: “We’ve got a 100-year-old lady in here and a lot of our residents will never see something like this again in their lifetimes.”

“Those living at Adey Gardens joined in the fun by creating their own Olympic torches and visors.

“We also have a lot of young people here with life-limiting illnesses, so to see them seeing the torch was lovely,” added Linda.

“It brings tears to your eyes.”