PRLog - Aug. 1, 2012 - (United Kingdom – 31st July 2012) ExtraCare Charitable Trust and its residents took part in a 715 mile torch relay as part of the Inspire programme in the run-up to the Games. As the Opening Ceremony took place in London, so too did residents of ExtraCare care homes join together to celebrate the end of their Olympics inspired torch relay.
Hundreds of over 55s gathered in Milton Keynes on Friday of last week to celebrate the completion of their five month long torch relay. The relay involved thirty alternative care homes across the country which finished its course from Shenley Wood Village to Statonbury Campus in Milton Keynes at a celebration party.
Two residents from Shenley Village were chosen to carry the torch into the event, not only to celebrate the start of the Games 2012 and end of their torch relay but also to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. As a surprise, their fireman son arranged for them to arrive in style in a fire engine.
Residents from the ExtraCare care homes had the chance to take part in numerous sporting activities including swimming, table football and even a bucking bronco. Throughout the day, residents from the care homes collected points and the winners of the day would receive prizes.
Residents from Reeve Court in St Helens were the overall winners who were awarded with tickets to the Olympic Games. Brunswick Gardens and Camoys Court were second and third respectively and also won tickets to the Games.
Prospective Hagley Road Village Residents and those moving into Pannel Croft Village also attended the event. Those who wish to find out more about the events and activities as well as the ExtraCare care homes around the country, simply visit the site at ExtraCare.org.uk.