Centenarian Jill gets into Olympic spirit

Jill Tate
Jill Tate

PEOPLE of all generations are getting into the Olympic spirit – including 103-year-old Jill Tate.

Jill, a resident at Pentlow Nursing Home, was adamant that she would partake in the activities organised – and although she wasn’t able to carry the Olympic flame she and other residents made their own golden torches, Olympic rings and medals.

Not only was Jill celebrating the Olympics being in the UK but also the fact that this would be the 25th Olympic Games which have been held during her lifetime.

Jill said, “The games have changed so much over the last century.

“The biggest change of all is that women are allowed to take part which I am in favour of.”

The Olympics activities were arranged by the Pentlow Nursing Home in Summerdown Road.