Alan's daughter Jamie-Rae tragically passed away on 18 Jan 2008, aged only 3 months and 2 days, from a rare metabolic disease. As a parent, I can only guess at what that unbearable loss might do to a mum and a dad. It must be one of those times in your life when you choose a path - the destructive one or the constructive one. Since 2008, in memory of his daughter, Alan has raised money for the charity Climb (the National Information and Advice Centre for Metabolic Diseases, for children, young adults, families and professionals affected by metabolic diseases; it also funds research into these diseases). In June 2008, Alan completed the Three Peaks Challenge (with Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden) with the support of Richard March and Richard's family. They completed it within the challenge time of 24 hours and raised £2,385 for Climb, see link: http://www.justgiving.com/jamie-rae. Between Alan, his brother, his ex (Jamie-Rae's mum) and her family, they have raised over £12,000 for Climb. But it is less for the fund raising that I nominate Alan, and more for the inspirational way he has borne his sad loss and is so supportive of others. Danny Marinovic and Richard March also second this nomination.