Tynedale torchbearer - Terry Eccles
Last updated at 12:41, Monday, 26 March 2012
KIND-HEARTED Hexham resident Terry Eccles devotes four days of his week driving people to and from hospitals across the region.
As a voluntary driver for the North-East Ambulance Service, Terry clocks up at least 300 miles a day.
As reward for his tireless volunteer work, he has been selected to carry the Olympic Flame in Newcastle on Friday, June 15.
The former youth worker said: “I am flabbergasted that anybody thought I would be a good person to do something like this.
“I do the voluntary work because I think of all the people that used to give me so much attention when I was younger and they inspired me.”
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk