Release Date: 12/07/2012
A lifetime of looking after others has led Hampton carer, Angela Wilson, to be selected to carry the Olympic Torch on Tuesday 24 July through Richmond upon Thames.
Nominated by her husband, Mrs Wilson has provided much needed care to her sister, niece and nephew after rescuing them from living in extreme hardship in a council estate in Hayes. Her sister and niece both have special needs and she has worked tirelessly to support them as well as giving up her time to volunteer in a local school, St Mary’s and St Peter’s in Teddington.
Cllr Nicola Urquhart, the Cabinet Member for Adult services, Health and Housing said:
“Angela Wilson is a great example of some of the amazing things that residents of our borough do every day. Her commitment to her family and her passion for caring shows what we can all do when confronted with adversity. It will be an honour to watch her and the other Olympic torchbearers carry the flame through Richmond upon Thames.”
Local torchbearer, Angela Wilson said:
“I will be carrying the torch for the many inspiring and outstanding carers in the UK, all of whom are principally interested in improving the life chances of others. I will carry it for my sister, my niece and nephew; the family which I care for. I will carry it for all of the great people in the borough who help to care for families. I will carry it for all those in education who support children with special needs, and for those children themselves.”
The torch arrives in the borough from Kingston at 9.45am and travels north through Ham and Richmond to arrive in Kew at approximately 11am. For more information about the route please visit our Olympic web pages.