AN Evesham physio who lent a hand at the Commonwealth Games is now back in the Vale.

Lorraine Middleburgh, of Vale Home Physio in Evesham, decided to put her skills to good use at the games and was selected to work as a physiotherapist in Glasgow.

The 57-year-old from Greenhill in Evesham is now back but said she enjoyed the Games and got to meet a few famous faces.

She said: "The last few days at the Games were really hectic for me. The badminton went very well and got less busy as the teams that were left tended to have their own coaches and back up team.

"I had a bit more time to dedicate to my other interest at the Games. As I work for a charity called Kit Us Out (, which provides equipment and kit to Parasport athletes from countries that can't provide them with kit.

"We gave out wheelchairs, crutches, running spikes and athletic kit to Parasport athletes from Papua New Guinea , Uganda, Cameron to name a few and I got to meet Dame Kelly Holmes, who was at the village.

"This was truly an amazing end to my Commonwealth Games experience."