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Caro Clark Plymstock 38 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B5D2-1EB0-4C6C-2A46.jpg None
Debbie Down Peverell 34 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/761E-7657-5EDD-344C.jpg None
Eden Burrell Crownhill 33 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/D3C3-F69A-003A-E146.jpg None
Larraine Smith Plymstock 49 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/EDB1-1A44-60A1-914D.jpg None
Sarah Cooper Plymstock 30 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8908-D2F5-319B-9144.jpg None
Thais Janes Pillmere 29 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/2275-36BE-C8D8-734F.jpg None
To continue the, sometimes unequal but nevertheless pleasurable, struggle to keep our small village cricket club in existence. We are the only sports club left in Bugle and I take great pride in the way in which we provide a high standard of cricket with a small squad comprising all local players, mainly youngsters. I am passionate about grass roots cricket which I consider to be a wonderful English tradition. To that end I serve on the Management Committee of the Cornwall Cricket League where I seek to represent the village clubs in the county who are in danger of being swallowed up by the larger ones who receive far greater financial support. The Torch passes through Bugle on 19th May and my dream is to be a torchbearer on that day. Adrian Thomas St.austell 63 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/A63D-B743-9067-5E47.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=adrian-thomas-7759/index.html
amy is a 23 year old who was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2000. after a time she realised that she could overcome her condition and pushed really hard to achieve her life goal of becomming a sailing instructor. she passed her dinghy instructors course in 2006 and has since been teaching people from all walks of life to enjoy sailing. she has taught young and old and children with disabillities. she volunteers in the sea cadet corps to pass on the knowledge she has learnt to a younger generation, and Girlguiding alike. amy has always taken part in diabetes research to help improve the lives of others. over the years she has been refused many things. for example when volunteering at ilfracombe lifeboat she was refused a position on the boat as crew because of her diabetes. amy is a very strong willed and passionate woman who always gives back far more than she expects from others. Amy James Hayle 24 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Rosudgeon 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=rosudgeon/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1766-A60E-8480-3643.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=amy-james-2695/index.html
Andrew went to the village of ONWE in KUMASI GHANA for 7 weeks in his gap year last summer, to volunteer in a small 33 bed hospital, giving basic First Aid and paliative care to lots of children suffering from Malaria and life threatening illnesses with minimal medication. He also helped at the village primary school whilst staying with the headmaster. He has organised several events at his own school here and is taking part in the Ironman Challenge in Zurich in early July to raise funds for an extension to the school in ONWE. All 600 pupils and staff at his school Devonport High School for Boys, are sponsoring Andrew for 1 penny for each mile he completes. His training is highly motivated by his dedication to improve the well being of these deprived children. He is returning to ONWE for 4 weeks in August to present his donation and organise a summer school for the humble children of this village. Their leader wishes to honour him with 'chief' status as he has contributed hope and inspiration to the children and people of this remote village in the short time he lived there. Andrew designed and had printed 1000 xmas cards from ENGLAND to GHANA in colour, and got 1000 children here to write personal messages to the children of ONWE. I have now completed the Ironman challenge in 13 hours 43 minutes raising a total of £1100 for the Ropak Educational Complex in Onwe. The school of only 6 rundown classrooms housing 700 children is now preparing to expand with my donation. Andrew Ball Saltash, Cornwall 20 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Saltash 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=saltash/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/FC0B-59B6-BB4E-054E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-ball-866/index.html
Andrew Bell has been a pivotal member of Truro Rowing Club since he was a teenager. He's worked tirelessly to get the Cornish pilot gig rowing club in the top ten in the world. He's coxed the ladies A crew helping them to come 7th in the world championships in 2010. He's also a dedicated member of the men's A crew. But what sets Andrew apart is his work with the juniors. Because of his dedication and training, Truro River Rowing Club has a thriving junior section who year of year get superb results in the junior championships. As well as his incredible dedication on the water he also spends hours off the water looking after the gig and fundraising for the club. Andrew Bell Probus 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Marazion 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=marazion/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/37D3-F1C7-A002-A74F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-bell-3673/index.html
Andrew Marston provided £7500 funding over 3 years, and promise of continuity funding, enabling a local community radio station to exist. He is vice-Chairman of Penryn Community Development Trust which organised funding for a local children`s nursery to move to purpose-built premises and become professionally managed. Andrew has helped organise funding for a local youth Saturday club to be established, benefitting local children. Andrew has contributed £1,000pa for the last 5 years to `Habitat for Humanity` providing housing for disaster-zones using local labour. The Christmas Fair at Jubilee Wharf, in Penryn, organised by Andrew and his wife Alice raises money for different charities each year, including the Samaritans, Potters for Peace and the local children's pool. He provides £500pa to BF Adventure who provide adventure training for young people. Invests in local businesses, which provide employment in Penryn, one of the ten most deprived wards in Cornwall, and hence UK Andrew Marston Cornwall 42 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Marazion 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=marazion/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B611-0104-1954-7C41.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-marston-7508/index.html
Andy has volunteered as Sport Director for Surf Life Saving Great Britain - the charity for volunteer lifeguards - for 4 years. In order to develop & grow the sport, Andy organised regional & national competitions as well as youth & leadership camps, has put in place a full coaching and ocean safety and skills programme, & even coaches at club, county & national level. Before this he was Sport Representative for the Cornwall Region. Andy does all this in his own time, alongside his full-time job as a police officer. I think Andy should carry the Olympic torch because of the opportunities he has given young people in Cornwall and the UK. Andy Ferris Newquay 33 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/A19E-EAD6-7DD9-6A44.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-ferris-2693/index.html
Andy Lloyd is the inspirational organiser of the Edf Energy Plymouth Charity Golf Day, held each May in memory of Chris White, a Plymouth employee who tragically died from cancer at a young age in 2005. Andy's hard work, determination and infectious personality encourages participation and generous contributions from many business partners and colleagues. In fact, the event has raised the incredible sum of over £96,000 over the seven years in which it has taken place, and Andy is already planning the next one. Months of hard work go on behind the scenes to make the day run smoothly. All the money goes to support St Lukes Hospice, where Chris had been cared for so well during his illness. Without Andy's desire to make it work, and his ability to enlist support, this wonderful success story simply would not have happened. Andy Lloyd Plymouth 55 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Saltash 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=saltash/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/A178-8C8A-2377-0145.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-lloyd-2343/index.html
Andy gained gov grant funding to help poor deprived households to get loft insulation to aid their wellbeing and save them valuable money.I am a passionate supporter of environmental campaigns and causes when i was a teenager i got involved in a range of local and national campaigns through Friends of the Earth to protect and conserve the environment. I encourager realistic and challenging sustainable living within the community working with local volunteer groups. On a day to day basis i work for a charity in the sustainable energy sector working to alleviate fuel poverty in 'hard to treat' communities whilst working in the commercial sector to help organisations reduce their carbon footprint. i dream of a sustainable future where people show an understanding of the needs of others all around the world and my goal is to set up a community based sustainable education centre. Andy Mckenzie Goldsithney 34 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Rosudgeon 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=rosudgeon/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/C55C-BA2D-818D-DF41.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=andrew-mckenzie-4515/index.html
Angeli works for Bliss magazine - a teen lifestyle monthly magazine aimed at 13-17 year old girls. She looks after real life features and often writes stories around teen issues. She also pens the advice column to help teen readers with issues they've written in about. Angeli Milburn London 39 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/ABBE-DBBF-6C43-DE40.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=angeli-milburn-4538/index.html
My Grandmother has always been there for the community. For over 40 years she has ran a badminton club for youths and has seen 2 generations participate. She has also run a sunday school every week for her local methodist church for over 40 years as well and ensured it remains an intricate part of the church community. As well as both of these activities which are at the centre of her village my Grandma has also led a youth group for teenagers who have little else to do within the village. Her ability to communicate with all ages so effectively alongside her determination to continue these activities for the community, even when family matters arise, has amazed me for years. As an ex- P.E. teacher my Grandmother's love of sport has inspired her to sustain a popular youth table tennis club for a many number of years within the village. This shows her dedication to the community even at an elderly age, which is why she deserves more than any other this opportunity. She also runs two keep fit classes a week, one for the elder generation in the local community hall and another in the local town for stroke victims. As well as a member of the local W.I. my grandma has become the glue behind the family. Heavily supporting her disabled Grandson when unwell and supporting both her husband and daughter in Cancer remission I can think of no other who puts the same level of dedication and patience into her life to truly make her a worthy torchbearer and a person to be admired. Barbara Snowling Near Torpoint 73 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/88FA-65B8-111C-0549.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=barbara-snowling-1455/index.html
London 2012 will be my 19th Olympic Games as a television commentator including 7 Winter Games. I have covered many different sports and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Barry Davies Datchet 74 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B3AE-B2D6-88C6-3248.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=barry-davies-6657/index.html
Barrys contribution to his community and to the uk as a whole has been his commitment to giving blood. Barry gave his first pint on Valentines day in 1975 and was recently honoured for his seventy fifth session. I would like to nominate Barry for his devotion to saving lives. Barry Symons Truro 56 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Truro 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=truro/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/27FE-A2D0-3C86-644F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=barry-symons-2690/index.html
In the future I hope to inspire as many people from all walks of life to find their self belief and inner confidence through dance. From my own personal battle with self esteem and health issues I know that dance is an amazing way to find peoples true potential. I love what I do and I make sure every class is filled with energy and fun (as well as dance hahahaha). I love teaching and enjoy the diversity that it brings my life. I teach people from 3yrs up to 63 yrs and of all abilities including disabilities. I love to see people walk that little bit taller after one of my classes and know that they feel more confident and have achieved something.Becca is an enigmaticenergetic fun-loving dance teacher.She teaches people ranging from toddler-adult and even people with special needs. Becci Gowers Helston 33 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8DB8-817F-9EF1-C748.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=rebecca-gowers-4560/index.html
Becky's compassion and kindness to others is evident to everyone who meets her, in both her role as a nurse and as a friend/family member. She has had her fair share of heartache over the years - and here is not the place to list all the sadness (after all we all have to face difficulties and challenges in our lives). What makes Becky special is that despite adversity, she still manages to help and support others all the time. Her generosity to others is often not that obvious, it is just something that comes naturally to Becky. Recently she amazed us all. Her baby daughter died at ten weeks old, so she took up amateur running as a sort of therapy. Time passed, and then she decided to step up to the challenge of running the London Marathon. Not only did she run the entire marathon - no walking for her - but she raised over £5000 for South West Hospice which hopes to provide support and care for parents who sadly have a sick child; there is no children's' hospice in Cornwall at present. This was an incredible achievement as I am sure the memories and sadness were acute during the lead up to and the actual marathon, but is also testament to Becky's commitment to putting others first, and helping make others' happier in their lives. Becky Cross Porthtowan 41 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/3581-B449-B362-A84D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=rebecca-cross-1351/index.html
Ben's started the FXU Tang Soo Do club helped many people get fit and healthy. He's also a really top guy who's always willing to help folkI've been training in and teaching Tang Soo Do for over eight years now and in other martial arts since 1995. Over that time I've seen the dramatic impact they can have on people's confidence fitness and motivation. I want to share that with as many people as possible in the future. I have just this month completed with my club the renovation of a permanent martial arts centre in cornwall the first of its kind and I hope that this will provide a truly great venue for people to come and train and enjoy Tang Soo Do. This year I am also taking a team of children and adults from Cornwall to the Tang Soo Do World Championships held in Florida. We are representing team GB and honestly hope to bring back some trophies to further promote TSD. Ben Leonard Falmouth 36 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8A10-37FA-7455-B045.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=benjamin-leonard-4563/index.html
Bernard has volunteered with many organisations over 25 years,including CLIC SARGENT,Cornwall Blind association,Radio Cornwall,Health Promotion,Camborne Rugby Club. Bernard had his own barbers for 40 years. Unfortunalely in 2005 Bernard lost his sight and was registered blind. Despite this Bernards determination for helping others did not stop. Bernard made the decision to get on with the new life he had been propelled into. He met a whole new group of people he could help. Bernard is now Treasurer of the Cornwall Blind association computer club, Captain of Blind Shooting Club, a health champion with the N.H.S. helping visually impaired people to prepare healthy easy meals,walk leader with Mobilise, taking visually impaired people walking. Bernard is involved with talking to visually impaired people in Cornwall on the phone who are isolated because of their sight loss. Bernard is reliable and honest, one of the true gems in life you rarely meet and are priviliged to know.Volunteering has become even more important to Bernard since his sight loss. In 2009 Bernard was Cornwall Volunteer of the Year, the first year the award was given, this was presented to him by Lady Mary Holborrow,Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall , an which was well deserved. I feel he would be an ideal candidate to hold the Olympic torch in Cornwall Bernard Lee Camborne 62 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Breage 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=breage/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B71E-5F97-9E61-F347.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=bernard-lee-806/index.html
Malina has sadly passed away so her husband Bob is running in her memory here is his nomination for her: I am nominating my wonderful wife Malina, who in January 2010 was diagnosed with breast cancer and stoically went through all the challenges that so many women face, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Unfortunately, in May 2011 the cancer returned and with the same resolve she prepared for significant surgery only to be told the cancer had spread to her liver and was incurable. The doctors said the prognosis was not good and it is only a matter of time; she is 31. Despite this devastating news for her, our family and friends, Malina has come out fighting. She has been incredibly strong and positive and is determined that she will not be beaten; she has every intention of being fit and well to enjoy the Olympics next year and indeed many more Olympics to come. Her attitude has been truly inspirational amongst our friends and family. Being a torch bearer would give her a goal to aim for next year and would be a fantastic antidote during the lows; it would be a lie to say there are none, particularly as she faces aggressive chemotherapy shortly. Malina is a beautiful, loving and genuine wife and mother who means the world to us all. I truly believe she epitomises the Olympic spirit and has entered a race where giving your all is everything if you want to win through. For her standing on the sidelines is simply not an option and I know she will never give up hope of succeeding. Bob Bowman Helston 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Marazion 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=marazion/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1E98-BEF6-A930-424D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=robert-bowman-202/index.html
Charlotte's selfless devotion to transforming the lives of young people in her community is remarkable and humbling. Identifying a lack of a meeting place for the youth of Helston, she compiled an inspirational business case, secured £50k of Big Lottery funding ( a credible bid supported by the votes of thousands following an 18 hour leaflet drop round the town) , lobbied business and civic leaders and cajoled the bakery into leasing free premises. Her persuasive skills have gutted, decorated and equipped the Furry Cafe which opens next month to universal acclaim. It is a facility for young people run by young people with Charlotte's guiding hand never far away. The lives of ten young people facing huge personal challenges are being turned round by the Citizenship for Life programme designed and born through Charlotte's irrepressable spirit and energy. Visits to the Big Issue, Fifteen and Dartmoor Prison supported by personal mentors have changed lives dramatically. Next year it will be expanded in scope and to other areas of Cornwall as schools clamour to be involved. Ever modest and positive, Charlotte has driven both projects whilst selflessly nursing both parents through terminal cancer. Meetings with funders and builders have been sandwiched between long hospital vigils. She deserves to carry the torch because her energy and warmth are infectious and her commitment is passionate and fierce. These Olympics are about a legacy and Charlotte's will be lasting! Charlotte Chadwick Truro 44 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/C8C8-BDA3-6A69-FB4D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=charlotte-chadwick-1015/index.html
Chelsie is a lovely girl who never misses the olympcs on televsion. She had hoped to be in the england hockey team one day but her dreams were shattered when she cracked her ribs saving a goal. She had bruised them a few days before at another match but determind she played another, and injured her ribs in the sam way but worse. She s hoping to go back to hockey next season but she knows that her time has run out to play for england. Although I am proud of her for getting into the South West England team but unfortunatly then she hurt her ancle and had to quit. But she is still determind to play and theres no stopping her. I think she deserves a local hero because she is very determind and does not lt her past brng her down and perserverance is key in an athletes career. Chelsie Ferguson Newquay 19 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/AD04-C64F-FF83-A54D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=chelsie-ferguson-3679/index.html
Chris Goodman is an inspiration for young people to get into, and stay in sport. She has contributed so much to the local area over a number of years, so much so that I don't even know where to begin. Chris has been teaching PE at Torpoint Community school for 30 years, for some of this time she has been head of PE & head of year. Chris Goodman Plymouth 56 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/6E0D-CBE5-92F8-0942.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=christine-goodman-3675/index.html
Chris is an INSPIRATION in GOING THE EXTRA MILE to help MEMBERS OF HIS COMMUNITY. He is a key member of the Lions Club and a PROLIFIC FUNDRAISER, organising events such as a sponsored Chariot race for craft that travel on land and water, dinner dances for CHILDREN IN NEED and he organised 1 of only 2 events in Cornwall for the original SPORT RELIEF when everyone was urged to RUN THE WORLD. Every December he builds a MUSICAL FLOAT FOR SANTA so that Santa can visit local children while his elves collect donations for LOCAL CHARITIES. He has DEVOTED TIME AT WEEKENDS to drive a minibus for a local centre who look after handicapped children so they can enjoy days out and with the Lions he helps organise a Christmas party for ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY where they get a hearty meal and seasonal entertainment. He also spends time MAKING THE TOWN READY FOR CHRISTMAS by collecting, putting up and decorating the town centre's large Christmas tree and putting up decorative street lights. He looks after the YOUNG PEOPLE too by having previously organised an end of year party for 100's of local schoolchildren and the world's LONGEST PARTY POPPER PULL by over 750 pupils! He has achieved all of this while running his own business and bringing up a young family, yet he still finds time to MOW THE VERGES along local roads and RID THE HEDGES of LITTER! He really SHINES as someone who has worked tirelessly to BETTER HIS COMMUNITY and it would be wonderful to recognise his effort. Chris Jones Fowey 64 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/87C8-D766-854A-4F47.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=david-jones-1228/index.html
I`ve had M.E. 4about 10yrs, I`m a carer 2my wife & I volunteer 4the Association of Young People with M.E. www.ayme.org.uk I`ve had lots of fun raising money 4them over the years, once I even dyed my hair electric blue!! I met my wife through an M.E. group, 3years ago I moved2 Plymouth 2live with Rachel, which was a big change, leaving family, & sadly I`m unable to play football as a lot of our energy`s put in2 living independently. My passion`s football, it took yrs of patience 2pace & managed my illness 2get 2a level where I was able 2play once a wk. Although a lot of time is taken up with being ill & a carer I use my spare time 2run a Fantasy Football league4 AYME 2raise money 2support young ppl who suffer from this debilitating illness.. Chris Theobald Plymouth 27 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Liskeard 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=liskeard/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/268C-98D8-115A-7145.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=christopher-theobald-7697/index.html
It would mean a huge amount to all his mates at the Social Club for Autistic Young People they would be thrilled, feel so involved and so proud if ONE OF THEIR GANG was awarded the huge honour of CARRYING THE OLYMPIC TORCH. Chris would absolutely love to do it. He is an awesome young man. a great mate, inspiration and advocate at meetings and conferences for his friends at our Social Club for Autistic young people. Fantastic role model at Action for Children to young children with disabilities and Children in Care -although it takes Chris a huge amount of self organisation to get himself to the meeting places! Wonderful example to thousands of children at countrywide Cheerleading events. gentle, biddable, charming, polite and kind at all times. athlete and lovely person to spend time with. Supported his sister through years of childhood hospital stays and careful looking after her while she struggled with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Comforter and supportive when our granddaughter died and his big brother committed suicide. Popular at school in his special "Green Pathway" group. Achiever against all expectations with his complex cocktail of learning disabilities Studying BSc (hons) Psychology at University.-with a language disorder!! Always Humble as he accepts help with life skills for a semi independent lifestyle. Christian Ayerst Falmouth 22 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bugle 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bugle/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/AAB8-6EE9-FDF7-1741.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=christian-ayerst-60/index.html
Claire had to endure a couple of operations last year for her back which left her in alot of pain and unable to do very much at all. In the year following that she has built up a huge amount of fitness she loves her running, swimming and general excercise. She puts so much effort into keeping fit and maintaining a healthy active lifestyle since her operation and it shows with the determination and effort that she puts into it every day and the inspiration that she is to others. Claire Spargo-Williams Truro 25 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/3C70-F2CB-F1BC-3D40.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=claire-spargo-williams-2248/index.html
The Olympics is a time for all of us to share in the lifelong dreams and hopes of the athletes and their passion. We can all live our dreamsI want to run this relay in memory of my sister Jane Bredin. She rode twice for team GB Dressage and spent her whole life working towards her dreams. We were so proud to share those with her. Jane died suddenly at Easter this year of a heart attack. She was working towards her third games next year and actually died on horseback. Jane was an inspiration to many young people proving that it is possible to make your dreams come true. My own dream and goal is to re-kindle that inspiration in her place. She loved life so much and joining the relay would keep that Olympic spirit alive for all those people she helped and celebrate those values We only have one life - Jane lived hers to the full and I am passionate about doing the same Clare Bredin Bodmin 50 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bugle 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bugle/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/A6B2-9604-934C-144E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=clare-bredin-4664/index.html
Connor represents the young Service people of the City of Plymouth: Her Majesty's Schools (HMS) Heroes. This is a self-help group of Service children aged 2-18, who look after each other and their families in time of need and, specifically, through the cycle of deployment. The delegate group, from local schools, meet monthly and represent around 1500 Plymouth youngsters who, collectively, support themselves and their families. The group are ambassadors for each other, across the city. They support civic events and the wider community, including the 70th anniversary of the Blitz, the Door of Unity Service with the USA, Armed Forces Week and the 2nd Tank Regiment return. Currently they are raising money for the 90th anniversary of the British Legion. Connor is the standard bearer. He learned the ropes in ten minutes and carries the standard with pride. It is unique in the country and is proudly paraded amongst Service and Legion standardsto show the commitment of this group of young people to each other and their community. Connor Mcarthur Plymouth 13 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/C889-9035-07B7-954C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=connor-mcarthur-2535/index.html
Especially athletics and cross country running. I love everything about the Olympic games and hope that I will compete there one day.In the future I hope to represent at international level in athletics and cross country. As an older student at my school I help with coaching the younger students to help them improve technique and times. I'am school athletics and swimming captain. I think that by doing this my passion for sport and athletics rubs off on to other people which makes something that's harder to achieve seem a lot more doable(especially middle/long distance running). Finally I really do hope that I get to carry the Olympic flame on one of its legs as I have lots of passion for the sport and feel that I can inspire others further to get even more involved in athletics. Dale Triggs Truro 16 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/02D0-7482-4F7E-924D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=dale-triggs-4686/index.html
Dan is able to work with any young person in any community across the city and ensure they have a positive experience of sport using the StreetGames ethos. His approach engages even those young people who think they're no good at sport, it is all about building confidence and self-esteem, constantly tweaking the session delivery to suit the young people. I would like to have a Dan working in every community across Plymouth, nothing phases him and through the respect he shows young people, he earns it back. Dan Pengelly Plymouth 31 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0010-A527-DFA7-274D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=daniel-pengelly-4688/index.html
In nominating Dave as a Torchbearer, there are countless examples over the years of his committment and passion for athletics. Dave's career began when he competed in athletics as a young man when he ran for the county (some of his records are still held today). Dave established a successful running club within his local community in the early 80's which is still going today. Regardless of how many attend or the weather conditions, Dave is the mainstay of the running club, attending every week. His enthusiasm and passion for running inspired me to attend over 10 years ago. Not just a coach, Dave takes his role seriously and regardless of the level of runner he coaches, he encourages them to achieve to the best of their ability. Dave has organised various running events for charity (inc Cancer Research in 2003) where the club ran the whole coastal path of Cornwall to raise funds. Dave is involved in promoting athletics within local schools and regularly coaches sessions at Cornish primary schools. Dave teaches pupils the importance of fair play, fitness and teamwork. Dave continues to be an inspiration to us all at the running club and puts in so much effort to keep the club going, even on those dark, wet, cold January evenings! Dave Collins Falmouth 69 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/63A6-B5B9-9962-674C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=david-collins-1456/index.html
Dave he has always supported the youth in our area by running youth football. He started 13 years ago and has taken the same boys through to U18 football. During that time he was supported by a super group of parents who travelled to tournaments in France and Holland, forging friendships and memories. Once the boys began adult football Dave then took over a ladies football team and has run them for the last 7 years. Dave has coached his ladies team from the bottom of the County division.The ladies progressed through the 3 divisions. Such a wonderful achievement when only a few years previous their goal difference was in triple figures! The ladies now play in the South West Womans League and hold their own very well finishing mid table in their second year. Dave won the Grassroots Football Coach of the Year and truely deserved this accolade. He not only works hard for the ladies but he is a keen athlete himself. Dave has run several marathons to raise money for charity his quickest being 2hours 47mins. He also likes to help out at the football club when short and unfortunetley this resulted in a natsy break last year, you can not imagine how fustrated it was for him not to be able to run or get out and about but after several months he has now started running and has also bought himself a bicycle and cycles up to 70 at a time! Dave is a genuinely nice guy and his ladies football team will tell you he is a great coach, friend and manager. Dave Hoskin Bodmin 45 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bugle 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bugle/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/D862-AB61-CEC2-924A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=david-hoskin-1353/index.html
The work to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's would not be possible without Volunteer Educators like David. David Denmead St Columb 76 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Stenalees 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=stenalees/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/05A6-C518-8897-C84E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=david-denmead-3668/index.html
Dave Jackson is being nominated for his dedication to HM Coastguard. Dave has been a volunteer Coastguard for over 40 years and is the Station Officer of Lands End Coastguard Rescue Team. He is dedicated to his volunteer role and is always ready to respond regardless of the time of day or the weather conditions or family pressures. He has led his team during the response to many incidents including the tragic loss of the Union Star and the Penlee lifeboat, a night that will be etched in his mind forever. Behind the scenes, Dave gives up many hours to check and maintain the rescue equipment to ensure that the team are available any time or night. Dave demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and is an inspiration to fellow volunteers. Over the years, he has trained, mentored and supported countless of men and women, young and senior, from all walks of life. Dave tackles every challenge with enthusiasm, courage and well placed humour. Dave has made an enormous contribution to the local community through his dedication and excellent volunteer ethos. He has supported and participated in coastguard fund raising for the Jubilee Trust as well as participating in countless educational initiatives to increase awareness of beach and sea safety amongst locals and visitors. David Jackson Penzance 61 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Sennen 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=sennen/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/5DE5-D970-D12D-D249.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=david-jackson-1352/index.html
Denise is absolutely relentless in her desire to improve young people's lives through sport. As Head of Girls PE and now Director of Sport at Budehaven Community School she has made a huge impact on the amount and variation of opportunities that are available to young people through sport. She is immensely well respected and liked by the students who will do anything for her. For years she has given all her time to young people and sport. Here are some of things she has been doing: Founded Bude Bay Netball Club which she ran for 23 yrs Sourced over £390,000 for the development of school sports facilities Founded the nationally recognised charity C.A.T.S. (Community Action Through Sport) which publically recognises young people for positive things that they have done in their community, by awarding them with a sport or health related award. Denise has been persistent in keeping C.A.T.S. running through difficult times with no funding and C.A.T.S. has now received £290,000. Taken the Sport of Netball to Ethiopia - through a school project linking with Assosa School in Ethiopia. She involved England Netball who want to get more African Nations playing netball and has taken students out as coaches and sports leaders. The project has so far raised £25,000 for Ethiopia. Denise is an inspiration to all the young people who have met her and worked with her. It would be a fantastic reward for such a long-standing ambassador for sport to be involved in the torch relay. Denise was presented with the MBE at Buckingham Palace in April 2010 in recognition of her services to sport and education. Ethiopia has gained associate membership of the International Federation of Netball with 39 schools now playing netball. Denise May Bude 54 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1259-4FF5-4A07-AB4F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=denise-may-945/index.html
Duncan is one of Britain's most instantly recognisable and well respected sportsmen. He tragically lost all his hair aged 10 and suffered with dyslexia which went undiagnosed until he was 14. Duncan took respite in the water and used his experiences to spur him on to success. After a disappointing Olympic debut in Montreal 1976, Duncan returned stronger than ever in Moscow 1980. Despite political pressures not to attend the Games, Duncan was adamant the Olympic Games should not be ruined by a short-term political event and his decision was justified when he won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke. He followed this up with a bronze in the 4x100m medley relay and returned back to Britain a hero. Today, Duncan draws upon his experiences to motivate and inspire others, especially young people. He is actively involved with the Youth Sports Trust and many other charities. Duncan Goodhew London 55 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Liskeard 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=liskeard/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/C7C4-CEE1-08FA-0947.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=duncan-goodhew-2202/index.html
The Five Islands School Football Club would like to nominate Duncan Graham to be an Olympic torch bearer. Our club coaches are volunteers working with children from 3 to 16 years of age and Duncan has given his time for many years to coach players of all ages and abilities helping to improve the football skills of many local children. Duncan is totally committed to the club, he is able to use his coaching skills to run sessions which encourage new players and extend the skills of more experienced players and is an excellent role model for our club members. He is an active member of the club's committee and is always willing to help with organisation of club events. Duncan is a very modest man who quietly gets on with the job of football coach alongside his other voluntary work, this includes involvement with the local Judo club and serving as a member of the school's Governing Body. Duncan gives his time generously to support organisations which aim to encourage our children to reach their full potential and it is for this dedication and commitment to our Islands children and in recognition of the lasting value and differenced that he makes to local youth sports that we feel he should become an Olympic Torch bearer. Duncan Graham Hometown: 55 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0379-2608-2823-D24A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=duncan-graham-1899/index.html
Dylan, who is my grandson, is 14 years old and has been battling against Leukaemia for the last three years. He is almost at the end of his treatment and everything points to a successful outcome. During this time he has remained very cheerful, has continued to attend school whenever possible and has been very positive most of the time. The only sport he has been able to undertake during this time has been swimming, and he is looking forward to being able to live a long and full life when he gets the all clear . Like many boys of his age who have had life threatening illnesses, Dylan has lost a lot of his confidence, and I know that the experience of taking part in the Torch Relay would be a huge boost to him and his family. Dylan has inspired so many boys of his age at school, who have seen him during the worst times of his treatment, during the time of hair loss (twice) and whilst in the Cancer Care Unit at Southampton Hospital where he helped younger boys in the same situation. Dylan Read Chichester 16 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/4B61-0D93-D6FC-DE45.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=dylan-read-2013/index.html
my mum is insperational. she is registered blind but that has not stopped her from doing anything, as a baby she was not expected to live but she proved the doctors wrong. she has brought me up on her own as well as working. she has tought many children in penzance to read whilst working in local schools. she now works as a pre school school leader but has kept her sight status to herself. she also runs an art club, on a voluntery basis, for local children. my mum doesn't see herself as having a sight problem and even did a parachute jump to raise money for the local blind association. to most she may not seem an inspiration but if they knew her story i'm sure they would change thier minds. Emma Davidson Penzance 41 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newlyn 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newlyn/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/9EB3-7D89-9EB5-564C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=emma-davidson-1297/index.html
I HAVE BEEN A SPORTS PERSON ALL MY LIFE.I LOVE THE OLYMPICS AND WHEN I GO ON HOLIDAY I MAKE IT MY MISSION TO VISIT ANY OF THR OLYMPIC STADIAI HAVE COACHED OTHERS IN HOCKEY AND TRAINED AS A PE TEACHER AND I AM AN AMBASSADOR FOR LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. I ENCOURAGE OTHERS ESPECIALLY WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS AND I HAVE ASSISTED MANY PEOPLE IN DEVISING A RUNNING PROGRAMME THEY CAN STICK TO AND MOTIVATE THEM TO BEGIN PARTICIPATING I ENJOY ENCOURAGING OTHERS HELPING THEM WITH THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT AND JUST LIKE LEADING BY EXAMPLE I AIM TO HELP ANYONE I CAN IN FINDING A SPORT THEY ENJOY AND PRAISING THEM WHEN THEY IMPROVE SO THEY WILL CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE. I ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE AND HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO SPORT UNFORTUATELY I WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH TO COMPETE AS AN ATHLETE BUT THIS WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE TO BE PART OF THE TORCH PROCESSION Emma Fox Newquay 36 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/4F32-A8BE-49D1-BD41.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=emma-fox-4769/index.html
I bring happiness into our community by saving lives helping others and voluntarily teaching others how to save lives! i hope to inspire uI have been a Medic in the Royal Navy for the last 10 years saving lives working for the search and rescue in the helicopters in hospitals and on ships. Unfortunately i was injured in preparations for Afghanistan and now work in a local hospital in the operating department carrying out routine and emergency procedures. Even thou i was injured my passion was to help others so i teach all types of First Aid and Basic Life Support. I have seen how important these skills are. I feel that everyone should know basic First Aid especially new parents so i do this voluntary in Nursery's and schools. I hope to inspire people with my passion and prove that you can save lives and help others and in turn they can help you should you need it. Emma Jones Newquay 29 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/6C98-444F-CF6E-674F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=emma-jones-4768/index.html
Eric is my Dad, and he is a true hero in every sense of the word. In 1962 he won the George Medal as a helicopter rescue winchman on the wreck of the Jeanne Gougy at Lands End but to me he is a hero in many other ways. When my mum died (I was 14) Dad looked after me and guided me. When my brother was run over and nearly died a few years later Dad was a tower of strength for us all. My sister suffered from bi-polar disorder for more than 20 years, it could be very difficult to have a normal relationship with her but Dad never stopped loving her. He was devastated when she died this year but he has carried his grief in such a dignified way that it inspires me to try to do the same. Dad ran the local Air Cadet unit for years; he inspired many young men to go on to be good citizens and inspired my brother and I to join the RAF and serve our country. I often meet people who ask after him and tell me what an example he has been in their lives, it makes me so proud of him I could burst. Through all of his challenges and achievements Eric has run a business which has employed several people over the years, it has never made him rich but he has been proud of building his own business which has been yet another way that he has contributed to his community. At the age of 75, he runs his business, and organises trips for the 'old folks', the war veterans in Woking Aircrew Association. He is a British citizen hero who would be a great example carrying the torch in front of the world. Eric Smith Woking, Surrey 76 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Land's End 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=lands-end/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/E434-21AB-2870-A54D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=eric-smith-912/index.html
Although Evie was born with only half a working heart (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), she has always lived life to the full. From playing football and taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme to singing in the school choir and performing in musicals, she takes everything in her stride. She is an active member of the Youth Council of 'Little Hearts Matter', a national charity set up to provide support and information for children with single ventricular heart problems and their families, as well as raise awareness of the conditions and the care and attention these children need. As part of her Youth Council work, Evie spends a lot of her time mentoring other younger members, giving them advice and a chance to discuss their anxieties. By participating in major fund raising efforts and writing to celebrities for their help, she also works hard to help raise awareness which will only lead to more heart babies being treated swiftly soon after birth. Recently the City of Birmingham (where the charity's offices are situated) recognised the extraordinary efforts of the Youth Council by giving each member the Freedom of the City. Evie may only have half a heart but she uses it to the full. She is an inspiration to all who come into contact with her and I feel honoured to be one of them. Evie Fairman Bodmin 15 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bodmin 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bodmin/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/5820-67FF-0948-4F47.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=evelyn-fairman-946/index.html
Fi's incredible energy and enthusiasm has seen her volunteer for Pz Women's Aid, Traveller Space (supporting gypsies&travellers) Planit-Earth eco project, and Transition Penwith sustainability forum. She's also raised 1000s of £s for charity by trekking to Everest for Scope £3700 + Machu Picchu for ShelterBox £4500, parachute jumping for domestic violence £200, running the Race for Life twice for Cancer £380, and a one mile seaswim 7 times for Macmillon £90. A singer in a ten-piece Ska band, the band itself has done countless benefit gigs over the past decade, raising money for many many causes. Playing pubs, parties+festivals (including Glastonbury) their most memorable gig was for 27,000 people marching through Hayle protesting against threatened hospital cuts. Fi also sings in a 40 strong choir performing with Wildworks Theatre and at Eden. A freelance writer, poet and fimmaker, hosting spoken word events and contributing to the local art scene, her weekly column in the paper highlights community events. Mock Mayor of Penzance for 2yrs, she's been on festival committees and attended council meetings to help promote Penwith culture. As a single-parent, she says her biggest achievement was gaining an MA in Writing, studying fulltime+working part-time with four kids at home. Tagged 'Penzance's coolest grandma' when she competed on BBC1s Total Wipeout gameshow, she's always up for any challenge. A keen swimmer, surfer, cyclist and truly inspirational figure who never says No Fi Read Penzance 46 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Sennen 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=sennen/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/6A8A-E4AB-2F7E-0146.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=fiona-read-3672/index.html
Mum has been a nurse, ward sister, midwife, district nurse, family planning nurse,School Nurse, setter up of drop in sex education clinic for teenagers at local comprehensive school, foot clinic nurse (set up by Devon County Council)daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, mother, grandmother, step mother, step grandmother, carer (on 5 different occasions and over a 30 year period), parish councillor and treasurer, fund raiser for Cancer Research UK and Heartswell Southwest, enthusiastic recycler for over 50 years, winner of an environmental award for her village, hall committee member, (obtaining lottery grant) She won a gold medal in 1952 from the Queen Mother for being the best Nurse in her year at Westminster Hospital. She is entirely selfless and embodies this in her day to day life. She has made a massive difference in her community in so many ways. Frances Johnson Launceston 81 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Liskeard 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=liskeard/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/41A0-8383-4D9E-2546.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=frances-johnson-2684/index.html
Garvey Evans is a brave boyHe has been a tough person going through the battle of cancer.Just by his smile and personality makes him great.Even though I have been diagnosed with cancer I want to be able to inspire people to achieve whatever they want. No matter how bad life seems or how bad a day your having always remember the next day will be better.As long as you have your family and your friends around you to support you you will always get through.And above all remember be positive. Life is not a sprint its a marathon! Garvey Evans St Austell 12 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Stephen 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-stephen/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/42E1-D900-5B77-D140.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=garvey-evans-4803/index.html
Gavin Cattle is the captain of the Cornish Pirates, the only professional rugby team in Cornwall. He is an inspirational leader as proven by the fact that the Pirates have won two national trophies-the EDF National Trophy in 2007, beating Exeter at Twickenham and in 2010 beating Munster in the final of the Bristish & Irish Cup. In addition, and still under Gavin's leadership the Pirates reached the Championship Final only to be beaten by Worcester in May of this year. He is the only player to have been nominated in the Championship Dream Team on four occasions. As well as an outstanding player he is already looking to contribute to rugby and the community when his playing career is over and has recently completed his RFU level 3 Coaching qualification. He has an engaging, outgoing personality and gives much of his time to helping youngsters and promoting the game throughout Cornwall. Gavin Cattle Falmouth 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/249E-7DB1-1EB0-9F42.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=gavin-cattle-2694/index.html
My husbund Geoff is a fantastic runner. He won the Duchy grand prix series in 2009 for his age group and his times are still improving! Geoff is an UK athletics coach and has trained children at our local athletics club, Mounts Bay Harriers, for the past 8 years, all on a voluntary basis. He also runs an after school athetics club at the local primary school, where he works as caretaker.His lessons are fun and well planned to include children of all abilities and have inspired lots of youngsters to take up running.In January he ran the coast path from st.Ives to Land's End ( on his own!!) to raise money to enable the choir of his school to travel to the millenium stadium in London to take part in the 'voice in a million' event,raising money for an adoption charity. I believe he deserves this nomination for his commitment to sport, the community and his efforts to get children fit ,enjoying sports and off the sofa!I have been a member of HM Coastguard cliff rescue team since 1999 and took part in a round Britain relay run in 2005 with all the Coastguard teams throughout Britain to raise money for the 'Jubilee Sailing Trust' Geoff Letchford Penzance 60 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Rosudgeon 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=rosudgeon/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/7A12-D37D-88FE-1B4E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=geoffrey-letchford-1498/index.html
Throughout his life George Phillps has voluntarily helped others both inside and outside his local town of Plymouth - he is a true local hero. Today George is 87 years old. He carried the olympic torch in 1948 on its relay journey through Devon to the Olympic Sailing venue in Torquay. At the time he was a 1,500 metre runner and a county age group champion. After leaving school he joined the Royal Navy and served in the North Atlantic convoys, surviving a U-Boat sinking. When the war ended he worked as a Plymouth ship broker and served as a volunteer in the Royal Naval Reserve reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served as Honorary Consul in the South West for three countries - France, Belgium and Spain for over 30 years. These voluntary positions required him to represent, advocate and advise foreign nationals and their families after being involved in an accident, a serious incident, being a victim of crime, legal difficulties, etc. In these roles he was often called upon in the middle of the night and at weekends to deal with urgent situations. He was honoured by King Leopold of Belgium, King Juan Carlos of Spain and the President of France for this voluntary work. For over 40 years he was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and latterly Probus where he was involved in hundreds of fundraising activities for local good causes. Today this local hero resides in a Plymouth Residential Home, remains active and alert, and leagerly awaits the 2012 Games. George Phillips Germoe, Nr Penzance 87 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/7614-B254-718D-7F4D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=george-phillips-3691/index.html
My Grandaughter is 12 years old and is a great inspiration to her colleagues at School and the local community with her outstanding performances in Athletics, breaking 2 long standing records on the same day. Georgia is a member of Carne Brae Athletics club (attending 2 evenings each week) and was put forward to compete for the County in Long Jump, 100meters and 200meters sprints, she takes part in competitions most weekends and some evenings. Georgia also competes in Triathlons. Enjoys Cross Country running and Surfing. If Georgia was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch, this would be a great honour and a milestone to remember and inspire her to continue working towards becoming an Olympic contender in future Games. The email address given is Georgia's mother. Georgia Doyle-Lay Truro, Cornwall 13 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/BD96-2710-26E6-6943.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=georgia-doyle-lay-2697/index.html
Grace Wilkin is 14 years old. She inspires her village friends, her school friends and the wider community with her enthusiasm and energy. At Penzance Sailing Club, Grace is an assistant instructor, having passed the Royal Yatching Association training programme. She teaches sailing to children from schools in the area and very much enjoys passing on her sailing knowledge. She helps the youngsters prepare their boats and then advises out on the water. It is something she would like to do more of. Grace participates in inter school and inter club sailing competitions and in 2009 won the Cornwall Schools Sailing Regatta. She was also Penxzance Sailing Club's Junior Sailor of the Year. Grace has won many club awards and has recently been awarded a Scott Award by the Rona Sailing Trust and invited to become a Watch leader, to help give other children the opportunity for adventure and team work. Grace has also helmed a boat in a 3 day offshore sialing race and was a valued member of the racing team. For the last 2 years Grace has organised her village friends to give an annual community feast for her local village in the community hall to raise money to sponsor 2 children, 1 in Ethiopia and 1 in Burkino Faso. This event gives the children in the village the opportunity to learn new skills in the preparation of food and to consider the wider world community. They cook a 3 course meal and perform music and other entertainment. Grace is an inspiration to everyone she meets. Grace Wilkin Penzance 15 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Ashton 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=ashton/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/E03E-4D23-7459-0849.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=grace-wilkin-1499/index.html
The person I am nominating is my Grand Daughter. She has endured a lot in her short life (14 years). When she was 6 she underwent surgery to remove an abnormal kidney, and last year she went through major spinal surgery, where 2 metal rods inserted into her back and 10 vertebrae were fused. She walked (only a few steps) the very next day and was determined to get back to normal as quickly as possible. This year when her best friend was diagnosed with cancer, she supported her throughout her treatment, even going to chemo with her and the wig makers and she also helped explain to others (at school) all about her friend's cancer and how she was going to be treated. She was a major help in a fund raising day in the local village to raise money for cancer charities linked to her friend's treatment. She then spent 24 hours with a group of friends in June walking around Ascot racecourse (in the pouring rain), raising money for Cancer Research (Relay For Life). She is an inspiration, as she is always thinking of others and considers her own problems as 'just one of those things'. She is fully fit now and it would mean the world to her to inspire others who have been through major surgery that you do come out the other side and things are okay! Hattie Devereux Leatherhead 15 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/2365-8824-6315-5647.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=harriet-devereux-2014/index.html
Helen is a teacher of Outdoor Education and we met when she encouraged my son to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Ten Tors Challenge, an endurance expedition held annually on Dartmoor. She also lead groups of students on expeditions to Nepal and Peru. I have known and worked alongside her for ten years. Helen Blackburn Par 35 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Liskeard 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=liskeard/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1947-1C91-8987-0F42.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=helen-blackburn-3663/index.html
Helen is an inspiration to others..She is always raising money for charities and is very selfless and generous with her time these.I'm an ordinary middle aged woman with a 'have-a-go' attitude to life. I've always looked for adventure and love both running and cycling though I didn't run my first marathon which was in the Namibian desert until the age of 52. For some my adventures may seem tame but running long distance footpaths or cycling across the country is accessible to most people. Earlier this year I had a bi-lateral mastectomy which only served to strengthen my belief that we all need to make the most of life and the opportunities that we have. In the future I hope that others will look at me and think if she can do it (whatever 'it' might be) then so can I and take heart to have a go themselves finding their own adventures whatever they might be. Helen Goodall Plymouth 54 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/4566-B338-08CB-D44B.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=helen-goodall-4850/index.html
Since Henry joined Mounts Bay Academy in September he has been an active member of the school family and been involved in other community events. Henry always gives his best efforts in all he does and his work is always of an exemplary standard. To date some of the events Henry has taken part in are: 1) Taken part in a community service project supporting younger students at Mousehole Primary School Nursery. Working with staff and students to support the daily activites. 2) Representing Cornwall at county Hockey U12 and plays for Penzance Hockey Club 3) Represented Mounts Bay Academy at U12 Rugby and football 4) Plays cricket for local team Paul 5) Recently gained his school colours that requires him to demonstrate action in four areas of creativity, action, service and independent learning along with having an exemplary behaviour and attendance record. Henery is always willing to help when asked, he is an extremly polite and respectful student and his work is of an exemplary standard. Henry is an outstanding student who we are extremely proud of at Mounts Bay Academy. We are very proud and have no reservations in nominating him for the role of torch bearer. Henry Hocking Penzance 12 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/29BC-502A-434F-D140.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=henry-hocking-7702/index.html
(Serco Group plc) Howard is truly an inspirational person who Serco is very proud to nominateas an Olymic Torchbearer. He clearly demonstrates outstanding dedication and commitment as an employee and, for the last 18 years, as a volunteer member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth which engages in searching for missing people. Holding roles as Training Officer, Team Leader and now Chairman, his leadership has earnerd him the trust of the 50 strong team of volunteers and members of the public. On call day or night, Howard also commits much of his spare time to training exercises and forging strong links with the local community engaging them in fundraising and demonstrations on hill survival and safety techniques to educate all ages. Howard is also part of the charity's Hasty Team which requires him to cover greater distances and voluntaily enter into dangerous environments to help save the lives of others. Howard Otton Plymouth 43 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bugle 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bugle/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/E1D0-CBBE-1525-FD4E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=howard-otton-5977/index.html
James Ross or Rossi, as he is known, is a truly inspirational person and really deserves the opportunity to carry the Olympic flag. He works as a Sports coach at St Breock Primary School and is involved with the local community through Wadebridge town football club. Children at our school truly enjoy all aspects of sport and are always willing to have a go thnanks to his commitment, drive and determination to see children engaged in sport and active. Rossi has driven our 'Road to 2012' at St Breock which has really been embraced by the whole school. He has led a whole school project on the Olympics which will be carried out over the course of this year. He has inspired the local community to get involved with our plans and offer their services to our school. This has meant the children are able to experience sports they would not normally have the opportunity to do in school such as; mountain biking, canoeing, archery, relaxation and windsurfing. His infectious enthusiasm is reaching out to our cluster schools who are becoming part of our Olympic plans. He is leading a list of Olympic events over the course of the year at our cluster school sites, which will climax with an Olympic finale in the summer term and a winner of the Wadebridge Olympics. His drive to embed the Olympic values through the Get Set education programme has led to our school becoming advocates of the Olympics and the Get Set programme. He is a real local hero and without a doubt deserves this honour. James Ross Wadebridge 35 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Stephen 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-stephen/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/4C83-C5E1-7F58-A44E.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=james-ross-3671/index.html
Janet is seventy-one and has had Parkinsons Disease for ten years. Previously, she ran half-marathons and swam to raise money for charities and for the school where she was head teacher. Janet moved to Bude, in 2007 - a beautiful place but isolated and with an ageing population and negligible facilities for people with long-term, restricting health conditions. In October 2009 Janet and four friends held an open meeting and applied for grants to run free exercise classes for people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, heart conditions, and the like. The group started with one class and twelve clients. Now it runs four classes with over one hundred clients. Janet helps a luncheon club, a 'Carry on Cookery' group and several childrens' activities. Spare time is spent applying for grants to keep the facilities going! Carrying the torch would be a clarion call for the elderly to participate in more exercise, despite health issues. Janet Mcculley Bude Cornwall, 72 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0474-B4E4-3033-0C4F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=janet-mcculley-1229/index.html
Jenni is 12 years old and addicted to all sports. She has represented Cornwall Centre of Excellence for the past 3 years in football. With the demise of C.C.O.E. she is now playing for Truro City U14s. and has been accepted to C.C.F.A. personal Developement Centre. Jenni represents her school at hockey,badminton and athletics, and done very well at county sport level last year, taking part in 100m hurdles(3rd),300m (3rd), High jump (4th) 200m (2nd) and 5th in javelin. Jenni Buckley Padstow 13 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0209-6A86-1987-DC4B.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=jenni-buckley-3669/index.html
Jeremy is a very active fundraiser for a number of good causes, and has completed a number of sporting challenges over the last three years up and down the country : he rode from Lands End to John O'Groats, from Lowestoft to Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, London to Paris in 24 hours; and participated in the Brompton World Championships in 2010 and 2011. Altogether he has raised over £21,500 for Unicef, Naomi House (hospice), Breast Cancer Awareness, Macmillan and SCOPE. In the coming year Jeremy aims to complete a 'decathlon' of events with his team across Europe - getting someone in each Visa office to sign up for an individual 'event'  (challenge) and then partnering them also with the challenge. Jeremy Nicholds Tunbridge Wells 50 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/01C8-C30D-777F-8F4C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=jeremy-nicholds-2612/index.html
Despite suffering from grand mal epilepsy since childhood, Jeremy has never let this interfere with his life, taking part in offshore sailing, rock-climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding and latterly triathalon. In 2007 he climbed Kilimanjaro to the Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, wearing his 'Epilepsy Action' shirt and in 2009 qualified as an 'Ironman' at the Bolton IronmanTriathalon raising a great deal of money for the charity. He is currently in training for another Ironman triathalon in Nurnberg this year. Medically disqualified from driving, until very recently, finding suitable jobs was not easy but, always independent, Jeremy has never claimed invalidity benefits and has been an inpirational figure encouraging other epileptics to be as active as possible. His story has been used by the NHS in Truro for this purpose and, at their request, he has also delivered lectures to Medical specialists explaining his radical views on life as an epileptic . A married man with two small children, he now works as a personal trainer in Truro further demonstrating that disability can be overcome with courage and determination. He is my son but he is also a remarkable man who would make a first rate Torchbearer. His selection would raise the spirits of Epileptics throughout the World. Jeremy Parry Truro 49 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/D9F7-3DC7-A4D5-954D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=jeremy-parry-1409/index.html
Jess is outstanding, for years at primary school she was bullied, physically and emotionally. Her Peers made her life very difficult. problems continuted for a while at secondary school where she made a decision to get into volunteering. she is a long standing Scout, Member of St Johns Ambulance, She volunteers at the local rugby club on match days as awell as playing rugby. She gives up her free days from school to help out at her old primary school, often talking to students who have worries about going to secondary school. In harsh weather she will be first one to vist elderly neighbours to see if they need anything. We cant afford tickets to th e Olympics. This oppertunity will give her the chance to be part of history, give her a moment to shine, for her to be rewarded for her efforts. She is not a sporting genius, nor is she a grade A student but what she has is the willingness to give her efforts to help others first. Jessi Tait Gunnislake 14 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/2185-F33C-6B3B-AB4C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=jessica-tait-1298/index.html
I would like to nominate my Dad John Forster to carry the olympic torch for outstanding service within our community in Falmouth Cornwall as the Local Dairyman over the last 30 years. John is the essential life line for the many elderly who are too frail to reach the amenities from their out of town homes. He consistently not only delivers their milk, but picks and drops off shopping, as well as doing odd jobs such as gardening.He is out in all weathers,like when one christmas,when many of the hills were covered in black ice my dad fell and because he understands and loves his customers, he battled through the elements with bruised ribs to ensure everyone received their goods for christmas day. For the many he serves he is often the only friendly face they see. More recently he raised the alarm with the Police when one of his elderly customers had not answered the door. On further investigation they found she had fallen in the bathroom and had been unable to get up for 8 hours. If it wasn't for my dads observations it could have been a lot worst. Its things like this that make my Dad a local hero, and now we want to give something back to him. He has ran two london marathons and one cornish marathon raising money for local charities such as Cheshire homes and Victims support. Having lived in falmouth since 1979 my dad would be proud and honoured to carry the olympic torch for Cornwall. John Forster Penryn 62 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8D25-563D-1E32-F84D.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=john-forster-3670/index.html
John Parham is a mentor, leader, friend; an inspiration to hundreds of young people throughout Cornwall, has been for many years, and will for many years to come. He is a leader of the the Ten Tors Explorer Unit which coordinates the training of 3 Scout Groups in Cornwall - Devoran, Truro & Newquay for the Ten Tors Challange each year. He organises and runs the 3-4 months prior training (involving training hikes every other weekend and training meetings weekly) and dedicates a huge portion of his time to it. An inspired man, John has a true understanding of the young people he works with, and has helped so many people to achieve dreams, conquer fears and point them in the right direction to a great future. His continued support in youth development is a wondrous thing to behold and I feel carrying the flame will give him an idea of just how many people appreciate what he does. John Parham Truro 63 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/45F3-6B1B-C662-744F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=john-parham-2686/index.html
Julian has committed his career to working in sport, starting as a lifeguard at Butlins over 20 years ago, progressing through the sports development sector to his current role as Regional Manager for sported. He has worked in some of the most deprived communities in the Country using sport as a tool to redevelop ex-coalmining communities and to bring new opportunities to young people. He has also worked for a national governing body as National Equity Manager, to ensure that sport is accessible to all. Julian was a major influence on the sport of triathlon being included as a Paralympic sport (Rio 2016) having written the first official rules, race organisers guide and coach education manual for disabled triathletes in Britain. As British Paratriathlon Manager he worked with key figures on writing the first comprehensive classification system for disabled triathletes and presented this to the International Paralympic Committee, which now forms the core of the current world Paratriathlon classification system. Julian has worked as a volunteer community coach for over twenty years, and currently delivers triathlon coaching sessions to support local clubs in Devon and Cornwall. The opportunity to be a torch bearer would be a real honour and would combine the passions in both Julian's work and social life. Julian Wills Saltash 41 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bodmin 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bodmin/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8534-71E5-C524-A446.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=julian-wills-950/index.html
As a member of our local swimming club Julie taught swimming and lifesaving to children for over 20 years, she trained to be a stroke and turn judge so she can volunteer in an official capacity at swimming galas across the county and she was county swimming secretary for several years and county president. She also ran a Brownie pack and continues an active involvement in county guiding by training adult leaders and taking on roles such as county holiday and outdoor activities advisor, the photo is from the Guiding Centenary celebrations. Julie Search Helston 62 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Ashton 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=ashton/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/D060-1000-8945-E043.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=julia-search-2687/index.html
I would like to nominate Keia Wardman to carry the Olympic Torch because she is inspirational and dedicated to sport. She loves swimming and trains earliy every morning and most evenings. She is the Cornish Champion at 400 and 800m freestyle and has achieved medals at Regional level. Her second love is Surf Life Saving and is the Cornish and National Champion at Sea Swimming. A lot of the younger Children look up to her at Swim club and Surf club, they always want to be in Keia`s team, she always makes time for her friends encouraging and supporting them. Parents forever comment `what a lovely girl she is`. At school Keia plays rounders, tag rugby and enjoys County Cross Country and is often seen running on the beach, training for some event. To many people she is our local hero and we know she will one day be part of the British Olympic Team because thats her dream. Keia Wardman Wardman-Trerise Carbis Bay, St Ives 12 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newlyn 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newlyn/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/731B-6980-DE39-0345.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=keia-jean-wardman-trerise-3667/index.html
I want to continue my new passion for running and long distance walking and I hope to raise more money for selected charities in future. My ultimate dream would be to run a half marathon. Otherwise, I want to look for new community based projects to volunteer for having previously worked as a school governor and organised beach clean-up events. I intend to volunteer for a charity at this years London Marathon and if I do not enter the next Shine walk, I will probably offer my services as a marshall. I am passionate about the Olympics and I can`t wait for the show to arrive in London. I intend to live and breathe the games while they are here. The idea of the whole world watching London fills me with pride.` Keith Manning West Drayton 43 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bodmin 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bodmin/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/7023-0A9D-A804-2E48.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=keith-manning-7505/index.html
I would like to nominate my dad, Ken to carry the torch somewhere in Cornwall for the 2012 Olympics. I think he deserves a chance to carry the torch as I beleive he has helped to make in difference in the community of St Austell and indeed the whole of Cornwall. As he competed in Perranporth Surf Triathlon where he raised hundreds of pounds to contribute to the Merlin Project which has recently opened. He did this as one of my teachers was diagnosed with MS and could no longer work, so his fundraising has not only helped her but many other sufferers from around the county. Cornwall has the highest incidence of MS in mainland Britian and the nearest MS centre at the time was hundreds of miles away. For all of his efforts he has never sought any recognition, so I beleive that my dad is one of St Austells unsung hereos and therefore should have a chance to carry the torch. Kenneth Johnson St Austell 64 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/AA15-BD32-FB09-4E49.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=kenneth-johnson-2685/index.html
Keith has been a Tennis Coach at Penzance Tennis Club for over 30 years, and a wonderful ambassador for Tennis, during that time he has coached all people from 4 to 84. He is an exceptional man, known throughout the grass roots tennis world, locally and beyond. He has personally coached thousands of children, even those whose family could not pay. His boundless energy and enthusiasm even now when he is in his 70's is legendary. After a session with Keith everybody feels that they are the Wimbledon Champion. He is a legend in West Cornwall and loved by everyone who has ever come into contact with him. To carry the torch would be the proudest day of his life, and a fitting tribute to his work over so many wonderful years. The whole of Penzance would watch him and cheer him and the torch on. Kieth Songhurst Penzance 73 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/89EA-5F8C-BF6D-414A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=james-songhurst-6832/index.html
Being a primary school teacher in a deprived area, I see children who strive to partake in sports but either don't know how to or their parents are unable to fund such. I therefore supply a wide range of after school clubs ranging from neball to sailing to cater for these needs. I encourage children to lead a balanced and healthy life style and i invite outside agencies (i.e plymouth raiders and plymouth Argyle players) to perform workshops on these. I am passionate about children and their sporting opportunities and i plan on continuing my support within school and the wider community. I want to contine to provide our children in the school with opportunities to partake in competitions against other schools. Kirsten Nosworthy Plymouth 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Saltash 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=saltash/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B9F9-F0A7-5857-AE43.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=kirsten-nosworthy-5028/index.html
Auntie Lesley, lives on the Isles of Scilly and is a key member of the community, she runs the only dance school on the islands and has done for over 30 years.She teaches the children ballet, tap, modern and acrobatics enabling them to take exams and progress through their formal grades. She produces a couple of shows a year and makes the majority of the costumes herself. My auntie is the reason I became a dance teacher she has inspired me to do the same from a young age and my dance school has now been running for 10 years! If it wasn't for her help, support and training I would not be doing this now. Lesley loves to dance and pass on her love to her students. She runs The Scilly Bees line dancing club and is also a Guider and has run the 1st Isles of Scilly Guides since she was 18, along with her assistant guiders. This has given the girls opportunities to take part in international camps and adventures. Although she is now semi-retired she still works part time as an assistant therapy practitioner and is a member of committees for elder care whilst specialising in rehabilitation therapy. All the voluntary hours within the community she did whilst holding down a full time job I feel now that her hard work should be recognised. This would be the perfect way of saying thank you as she is the biggest Olympic fan I have ever met and she was very disappointed not to get any tickets. If the torch can't come to the islands can a special person from the islands carry the torch!! Lesley Thomas Isles Of Scilly 58 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/2BE2-38DF-C429-F844.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=lesley-thomas-1904/index.html
Lilian has worked for local, worthwhile projects in the South West for forty years. She is one of the founding members and a Trustee of Exercising For Mobility (C.N. 1135054), set up eighteen months ago to provide opportunities for those who are disabled or who have life changing, long term health conditions. Four exercise sessions a week are held at The Parkhouse Centre in Bude, Cornwall and some 140 people are registered to take part. Aside from the benefit to the participants of the actual exercise, the social aspect is undisputable, especially to those suffering from depression. Lilian is a Diabetic and has early stage Parkinsons Disease. She has been a carer for some forty years, caring for her mother who had cancer and heart problems; her first husband died from Motor Neurone Disease having suffered for five years and her present husband has heart problems, Parkinsons Disease and Osteoporosis. Lilian is an inspiration to all those who have the pleasure to deal with her. Her drive and enthusiam for the exercise group is unstoppable and her work behind the scenes ensures that accounts and paperwork are dealt with in accordance with all relevant regulations. She shows considerable care, always mindful of individuals' needs and eager to help in any way she can. Should Lilian be selected to carry the Torch, it would high light the fantastic work our group does and demonstrate that people living with long term conditions can benefit from correct exercise. Lilian Quinn Holsworthy 78 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Lanivet 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=lanivet/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/5DAA-5907-9CB1-EA4A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=lilian-quinn-1227/index.html
Lisa is one of the driving force behind volunteering for the site. Lisa has such a wonderful manner she manages to encourage involvement in all manner of events, from Global Community Days to the GE Line Dance, from cake sales to dress down days. She personal has run the Race for Life, The Bristol 10k, the Bristol Half Marathon. She has completed the 3 Peak challenge and the Welsh 3 peak challenge raising money for charities along the way and encouraging involvement from other staff along the way. In 2010 the Bristol site raised over £16000 for charity and Lisa was one of the main reasons why we were able to achieve this. Even when she was on maternity leave she supported the Global Community Day organising the food and drink and arriving to ensure that we all took a picnic during the day.She is inspirational and is a worthy representative of the Bristol site. Lisa Heal Bristol 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Truro 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=truro/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/561D-A8C9-6F92-1541.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=lisa-heal-6639/index.html
Liz works as a Paramedic and is so dedicated to her job dealing with everyone in a kind and professional manner. Liz Lusty Truro 47 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Ashton 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=ashton/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1EE1-5FB1-BB02-054B.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=elizabeth-lusty-3676/index.html
Maddie truly inspires others. She is extremely polite, kind & caring with an infectious smile. Maddie has achieved so much in her young life & is a real credit to herself, her friends/family and Penrice. . Since starting Penrice, she has achieved 78 merits (top achiever) & her attendance record is exemplary (99.4%). This enables her to fully encompass opportunities that our College offers in/out of the classroom.. Some to achievements to date: an irish dancer, netball player, actress (is `Oliver` in whole school production & been the lead role in many), Musician- Guitarist & Singer (Eden- Children in Need). She has won as Arts award in Music & Fashion. Maddie is also the council repfor year 7, a keen Charity fundraiser and a girl Guide. Finally, in her spare time, she does enjoy horse riding! Penrice believes we have a `gem` and are honoured to nominate Miss Madeleine Wood. Maddie Wood St Austell 12 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/6A0F-9300-8DD0-8A45.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=madeleine-wood-7841/index.html
My Mum is the best. Not only has she got 3 children but works full time as well. She still has time to play with us and help to follow our own activities. She is also our Brownie Leader and helps out at other Girl Guide units. When we were small she started a mother and baby group. This group is still going and gives other mums somewhere to go and talk to other mums and their babies get to play together. This year she has begun a Sunday School, after there not being one for 15 years, in our small chapel to help young people to become better people. My mum always watches the olympics and wants us to go to see an event next year. She managed to get us all tickets to a football match but I know she really wanted to see other events such as athletics and diving. My mum would do our whole community proud if she got to carry the torch. Mandy Hewitt St Stephen 39 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/FDE6-E66F-AC96-1F47.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=mandy-hewitt-3674/index.html
She provides an AFFORDABLE not for profit dance school for ALL children regardless of age ability or gender with an inspirational passion.As a rainbow guider& dance teacher I feel that young people today deserve to be nurtured & encouraged to fulfil their potential.My dream was to dance on the west end I take my passion for dance &pass it on I run a small non profit making dance school for children and adults. I feel that ability&money should not stop u doing something u love everyone gets to take exams & be in shows I make all the costumes myself to keep costs down. I inspire my students to follow their dreams by giving them the chance to develop their passion & skills.FUTURE I would love for my dance students to perform on a real stage with lights & fancy costumes.My dream is to see my students fulfil their dreams & I will never give up working towards this. Marie Wilton Penzance 31 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0492-9294-5D4E-B74A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=marie-wilton-5126/index.html
Mark is a truly inspirational person and motivates others around him to want to succeed. As a double amputee pursuing a sports based courses he has overcome many challenges and in the face of diversity has become a role model to his peers and tutors. He has been an active member of Truro College Leadership Academy and he has taken numerous opportunities to lead, coordinating and designing programmes of activity for primary, secondary and special schools students. He also an active member of the community becoming the Youth representative for Cyclability in Cornwall and the student representative for the Cornwall Youth Games. Further to this he has assisted in helping to set up the first wheelchair basketball club in Cornwall. He has run and managed a Top Link Sports Festival, Playground to Podium and is now mentoring an 11 year old double amputee teaching how to surf. 'Mark is undoubtedly one of the most enthusiastic committed young men I have ever met! Never does he let you down and always you can rely on him! Many times I have called upon Mark's skills and enthusiasm and every time he hasn't failed to impress, and not only me! Everyone that Mark comes in to contact with is touched and motivated by his presents, he has many admirers and both younger and older people see him as a role model'. Steve Hillman - Cornwall Sports Partnership Disability Officer. Mark Stevens St Ives 20 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1E09-D9AC-248D-DF49.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=mark-stevens-48/index.html
His family lost a baby daughter in december 2009, since then Martyn has helped to raise over £30,000 to help renovate and maintain a special stil birth bereavment suite at Trelikse Hospital in Truro. He has also help raie awareness of still birth and has brought it into everyones minds in Cornwall. His family have all really suffered through such a hard time, their little boy suffered from terrible grief and him and his wife were both made redundent but still made a success of their charity Ella's Memory. In January this year Martyn project managed the entire renovation of the suite taking it out of the hands of the hospital, working with local trades man but consulting infection control and the estates department, he even worked and laboured for free to help save money. The family celebrated the arrival of a little baby boy also in January and Martyn has now got a new career working for a company who develope equipment for IVF labs across the UK . He is a real inspiration to everyone of his friends and family, to suffer such pain but wanting to help others www.ellasmemory.org.uk is the website, please visit it and see the photos of how he changed the hospital suite. He is a enthusiastic runner and to raise money he and 5 friends walked 62 miles then cycled 62 miles in 30 hours to raise money. I speak for everyone when I say he would be so proud to carry the torch in Cornwall. He really deserves this chance to shine and be part of History, his boys would be so proud of him. Martyn Selley Truro 37 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Newquay 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newquay/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/1348-80AB-F9F6-9B45.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=martyn-selley-1156/index.html
My wife & I would like to nomiante our son, Michael. From 1993 to 2001 our son had to watch his younger sister battle with a brain tumour. In all this time he never complained about all the time he had to spent in various hospitals and all the atteniion she received. Since she passed away on the 21st April 2001 Michael has matured into a remarkable young man. He has raised money for the two charities we support by running in the London 10K and by cycling from John O'Groats to Landsend. He is also a member of our local surf life saving club and has represented them in both club & international sporting events and has become a mentor for the younger members. At the age of 16 he took up the sport of Triathlon and has now completed more than 30 events including representing England at age group level and European and World competitions. In his last event the London 2011 UTI Triathlon held in Londons Hyde park this August, he came frist in his age group and 2nd overall and although he has to put in a lot of training he still finds time to held other athletes and younger novices. Michael Birchmore Perranporth 22 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Penzance 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=penzance/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/0B8D-F06B-3E6E-EA4A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=michael-birchmore-3661/index.html
Battling Crohn's one thing that makes my Dad feel healthy is watching the kids he is coaching smile from ear to ear. He is inspirational.I do face my own battles with Crohn's every day although I use it to drive me forward and as a football coach with groups of tots right up to 16 year olds I know that the way I present myself can affect the way in which these children experience sport - some for the first time. I aim to be dynamic open to new ideas and inspire them to enjoy each challenge that is set at whatever level. A more challenging group that I have been working with are homeless people and using football as a vehicle I have been able to offer some workshops and advice to allow young vulnerable adults a chance to engage with others as a group consider what opportunities are out there become more employable and also rediscover smiling and laughter through sport. Mike Foley Truro 40 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Trewoon 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=trewoon/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/E4A4-2270-2689-1048.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=michael-foley-5182/index.html
Michael Lapage is an inspirational Olympian having competed in the 1948 Olympic Games which was the first Games after World War II, with very little support or resource to do so. Michael was born at Shaftesbury, Dorset and after the war Michael was at Cambridge University and was a member of the winning Cambridge boat in the 1948 Boat Race. In 1948, he was a crew member of the British boat which won the silver medal rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics in the men's eights. At the 1950 British Empire Games he won the bronze medal as part of the English boat in the eights competition. Michael became a Christian missionary and was ordained in Kenya in 1961. Mike Lapage Tavistock 88 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/8FD0-C758-F9EB-F949.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=michael-lapage-2227/index.html
Michael consistently shows commitment, endeavour and enthusiasm when engaging in our community sport projects. He is an outstanding sportsman, who recently won the Dracaena Skate Jam, has started playing senior league table tennis and is showing great promise as a young golfer. Despite being a talented sportsman, Michael stands of from the crowd by always helping his peers and giving up his time during sessions to assist those who are not as competent. Michael is an inspiring figure, who is a pleasure to coach and is clearly respected by his peers. Michael consistently keeps motivation amongst the session group high and he has inspired several young people in this deprived community to sustain participation. The factors above make Michael an outstanding candidate to carry the Olympic Torch. Mikey Willis Falmouth 14 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Falmouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=falmouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/2BAD-2484-045F-1248.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=michael-willis-4446/index.html
Matthew has always spent much of his spare time helping others. He has been a volunteer first aider at many events with the Red Cross as well as volunteering with other charities such as both Oxford & Cornwall Associations for the Blind, and many different childrens' charities. Mj Hill Truro 32 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Trewoon 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=trewoon/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/BE21-BBCE-4950-E444.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=matthew-hill-3662/index.html
Tony lost his sight when he was three years old and is now president of the Cornwall Rowing Association for the Blind. Crews from his Association regularly compete against sighted crews in Cornish Pilot Gig regattas in the South West of England, this includes the world Championships held annually on the Scilly Isles. Pilot gig rowing is an extremely inclusive community based sport performed mainly on the open sea and so this also involves battling against the possibly adverse weather and sea conditions prevailing at the time. In spite of their disabilities the crews from CRAB perform competitively. Tony's mantra is 'if we can do it anyone can'. I would like to propose that the Flame is carried by Tony on a pilot gig rowed by a blind crew through Bristol Harbour in the very centre of the City . This would give not only the sport some great exposure but also that of his Association and hopefully give some further inspiration to others as to the joy and power of sport and its capacity to change lives. In my capacity as chairman of Bristol Pilot Gig Club I frequently find inspiration from the efforts of Tony's crews and I know that many others do as well. I feel that for Tony to carry the Olympic Flame in this way would not only recognise the courage and commitment of these rowers but will provide a bigger stage from where their great qualities will be apparent to thousands. Mr Webb Bude 67 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Liskeard 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=liskeard/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/7A17-8A66-1C0B-B54A.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=anthony-webb-323/index.html
Nathan Rilstone is an Aircraft Engineer in the Royal Navy, based at RNAS Culdrose in Helston. He recently organised and completed a solo charity cycle ride, from London to Monaco, over 7 days, to raise money for The Royal British Legion. The total distance covered was 1000 miles. He has raised almost £3000 for the charity. He is already planning the next thing he can do for charity, and is planning to swim the channel next year and complete an unmotorised 3 peaks challenge later this year. He's a great guy and is completely dedicated to giving to charity! Nathan Rilstone Truro 23 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html St Austell 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=st-austell/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/6176-583F-3E01-C74C.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=nathan-rilstone-3664/index.html
I have undertaken voluntary youth work in my local community for over 15 years together with my husband and other volunteers. The main reason we set up this work was to give the young people in the local village somewhere to go and something to do. It was also to help the young people in our church and in the village to learn more about the Christian faith. This involved setting up and running (for the first 10 yrs)a weekly drop in for the teenagers in our local village aged 11 plus. This activity is now run by our full-time youth worker and volunteers. As well as this we have run a weekly group each alternate Monday for ages 11-15 and 14-18. This runs from every Monday night. The purpose of this group is to encourage the teenagers to explore Christianity and the effect it can have an all aspects of their lives. Nena Yendell Crediton 41 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/121A-EA1A-C553-454F.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=nena-yendell-2692/index.html
Having someone like your little sister being committed to your care has made a big difference to Andrew. His development has been slow but he is recovering. Having someone to do your cleaning, shopping etc takes the worry of some of the normal daily living activities away - things that we all take for granted. Nicole is dedicated to doing this for him to sustain his recovery. In the wider community, raising the awareness of the dangers of stroke among potential high risk classes cannot be overstated. This has been done via Blood Pressure Awareness days organised through the Stroke Association via the Rotary Club, and Nicole has freely given her time to supporting this. Raising money for the cause doing something that terrifies you (sky dive) is also amazing - there is a DVD to prove it. Over £4,000 was raised and Nicole is in the process of planning other ways of raising funds and increasing awareness. Nicole Martin Truro 40 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Helston 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=helston/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/321B-C087-B425-1545.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=nicole-martin-2698/index.html
norman is the founder of the cornish charity called fleet (frontline emergency equipment trust) which provides funds and equipment towards cornwalls ambulance services. he works full time as a paramedic and in his spare time devotes alot of time to the charity. He has run the london marathon a record 19 times and did so this year again with 20 fellow runners running in aid of fleet. i was lucky enough to be one of those chossen to run with him in london and throughly enjoyed ever last centimetre of the 26.2 mile course. He is very well know throughout the county and deserves the chance to go down in history as a torch bearer to the london 2012 olympics. some where around the wadebridge/ bodmin area would be awesome as so many of his friends and collegues could get the chance to see him. thanks for the oppourtunity to nominate and i hope u fine enough great candidates to do the home nations proud Norman Trebilcock Bodmin 59 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Bugle 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=bugle/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/89E9-3942-D72B-6848.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=norman-trebilcock-6896/index.html
Oli has a strong passion in what he does. He has worked very closely with the local charity the drake foundation; he started in running a raffle earning them a record £1009. He then overcame his biggest fear of heights by organising and undertaking a 15,000 ft skydive which raised over £1000. Next he organised a week of events which raised £4,600. His work has led him to change the image of youths; he became the face for charity in the campaign 'The kids are alright'. Oli now volunteers with a charity called the LFA which saw him travel to Auschwitz, he goes into schools and community groups to teach them about the holocaust and diversity in society. He has previously volunteered with the police working in the community earning him 2 good citizenship awards. He has volunteered helping a primary school in an expedition across Dartmoor without him it couldn't of taken place. Oli Milroy Plymouth 19 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/5B8C-1F85-4576-4645.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=oliver-milroy-5979/index.html
Paul Greening regularly offers his help as a mentor to schools in Plymouth and has done so for a number of years. He is a highly valued volunteer for the Tamar Education Business Partnership whose mission is Inspiring Learning and Experience of Work and this is where Paul excels. He is a highly motivated individual whose personality lends itself easily to the role of working closely with young people to enable them to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes and to increase their achievement and readiness for adult working life. One such example was a business development game designed to help guide and encourage students through all aspects of running a business. Paul has contributed his time and enthusiasm to many volunteering opportunities over many years and encourages and inspires others to follow his shining example. Paul Greening South Brent 47 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B1C6-38D2-9217-F54B.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=paul-greening-2344/index.html
Perry burst onto the Devon cricket scene in the summer of 2009 when he announced that he was going to set up and run a Devon disability side. He has done exactly that! Perry continues to fulfil the role of a voluntary disability development officer for the Devon Cricket Board with great desire and drive. Perry had a serious accident at work approximately 5 years ago and his pelvis was shattered into 30+ pieces, he is on a constant dosage of morphine and numerous other drugs to control the pain that day to day living puts him through. 2010 saw the Devon Disability Cricket Team not only formed but also play their first ever game of cricket. In addition to forming a disability team Perry has sourced income to support the programme via numerous funding streams. To date Perry has raised over £15,000 for disability cricket in the county. Perry Sprung Toquay 41 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/62B5-86E2-9627-FF49.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=perry-sprung-2550/index.html
Peter is a role model, not just for people like him that have retired but also for young people in Cornwall. He's a very active trustee of Ellie's Haven, a charity that aims to provide free holidays to families with children suffering long term and life-limiting illnesses. He researched and wrote the charity's business plan, spearheaded the development of its website and helps in various management roles. With Peter's help, the charity has already raised more than £370,000. With a different hat on, Peter is a volunteer mentor with Cornwall Council's Youth Services. He works with young people, helping them identify opportunities for their development and giving them someone to talk to in confidence - a role he's been doing for more than three years. Peter is also an active sportsman; he runs, orienteers, sails and scuba dives on a regular basis. Peter Heywood East Looe 66 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Saltash 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=saltash/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/B993-A77A-601B-4840.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=peter-heywood-3666/index.html
Poppy Mills is a 14 year old singer who is constantly working to raise funds for a variety of charities. she tirelessly rehearses and commits all her spare time to supporting and performing for our local ST Lukes hospice, The British Heart Foundation, The Royal Marine Association, The Chestnut Appeal, The Make a wish Foundation and The Orphans Appeal. Poppy would be an amazing torch bearer as she is an inspirational young person who is passionate about her music and how she can utilise it to bring happiness to people and help others :-))) Poppy Mills Plymouth 15 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Saltash 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=saltash/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/976B-3C0F-853D-9D46.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=poppy-mills-5980/index.html
I am extremely passionate about working in plus helping and giving back to communities and so, after graduating from University I aspire to eventually become a teacher (maybe specifically of special needs). This, I hope, will enable me to use my direct experience of disability in both education and general life to help other disabled children achieve their full potential as well as educating children and adults alike that disability doesn't necessarily mean difference. Rachel Nafzger Daventry 22 http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/day=2012-05-19/index.html Plymouth 19 May http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=plymouth/index.html http://www.london2012.com/imgml/torchbearers/s/AC44-5FD4-F025-4E48.jpg http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/torchbearers=rachel-nafzger-5273/index.html
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