OLYMPIC Torch bearers who will carry the flame through Birkenhead have been announced.
Chris Shaw and Rose Tyson are two of those selected.
They will carry the torch around Birkenhead on June 1.
Each person selected was nominated for inspirational work in their community.
Mr Shaw works with Advocacy in Wirral, an organisation of volunteers who help people with mental health needs.
He set up APEx, which uses exercise to help Advocacy’s members to develop self-confidence and good mental health.
As well as taking part himself, Mr Shaw has raised important funds for the organisation.
He described his selection to be an Olympic Torch carrier as “absolutely marvellous”.
Rose Tyson has been a foster carer for more than 25 years.
Her grandson Ryan, who nominated her, said she deserved a medal for her care work.
Ms Tyson has fostered more than 200 children and is still a foster parent.
At one point she was caring for nine children.
Both Mr Shaw and Ms Tyson were nominated for their work in caring for a variety of local people and for helping to make other people’s lives better.
Other torch bearers announced for Birkenhead were: Alice Cavanagh, Andy Tutte, Becki Blacklock, Ben Osu, Brian Powell, Cathy Page, Chris Thompson, Duncan Malins, Jordan Mesham, Mark Hughes and Molly Steel.