PENSIONERS in Wellingborough and Rushden took part in an Olympic inspired torch relay.
Residents from The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Imperial Court in Rushden brought the torch, designed several months ago by Vic Gould from Brunswick Gardens in Sheffield, to Rosewood Court in Wellingborough.
The oldest resident, 101 year old Mary Derby, handed the torch to 98 year old Constance Peploe of Rosewood Court.
Five years ago, at the age of 93, Constance tried sky-diving, going 13,000 feet in a tandem parachute jump.
Rosewood Court’s activity co-ordinator Megan Neilan said: “We were really lucky with the weather and it was a very enjoyable day.”
The torch relay is the exciting culmination of The ExtraCare Challenge, which involves all of ExtraCare's retirement villages and schemes across the country.
The 715 mile relay, which began in February, will finish with a party in Milton Keynes on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony.
In all, over 3,700 older people will have the chance to get involved.