90 year old Jean Bishop - who has become well known in Hull for her fundraising for AGE Concern Hull while dressed as a bee - has been chosen to open a special Olympic-inspired games between care homes in Hull and East Riding.
Over the past six weeks nine care homes in Hull have been hosting a variety of activities in preparation of the games event at Beverley Leisure Centre - including boccia, dance, new age kurling, golf and chair aerobics.
– Councillor Rilba Jones, Portfolio Holder for Health
"Jean Bishop was a wonderful choice to open the games as she is a great example of how age shouldn't be a barrier in keeping active. The event has successfully taken physical activity to older residents in Hull who may face barriers that prevent them from taking part and leading an active lifestyle."
Around 70 care home residents in 17 teams will be taking part in the games, which are being run in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
There will be a boccia competition as well as a number of sporting taster sessions during the afternoon.
The event also forms part of the British Heart Foundation's 'Hearty Lives Hull' project which is designed to engage residents in physical activity.