I am 54 years old, mother to 2 boys aged 35 and 27 and I have fostered children for Solihull L.A. for 22 years, therefore I have been a mother to a lot of children mainly teenagers .For the past 7 years I have been fostering teenagers from other countries this has been demanding and very challenging for me. I have had to learn about other cultures, beliefs and religions, most times at very short notice. Fostering has been very rewarding and I hope to carry on for many years. I would like to represent all foster carers in the U.K. I was unable to purchase tickets for the olmypics and i would be very honoured to carry the touch and take part in the london 2012 olmypics. I have raised a lot of money for charities over the years, £75.000 for B.I.B.I.C based at Bridgewater and £1,800 each for Cancer Research and the Warwickshire Air Ambuance.