My Grandfather, Alun, is the most inspirational person, an admirable family and community man that has worked his entire life for both.
Born, raised, married and still living on the same street at the top of the Rhondda Valley, he has involved himself in every aspect of the community from being the curator of a museum at the local primary school to being the general secretary of the National OAP Association of Wales, to writing a book of his life. The second edition was written last year when he went into hospital to receive a quadruple heart bypass, the proceeds from the sale of which he collected and returned back to the hospital that treated him. In the interim period he also had a knee replacement and travelled to the top of Mount Etna a short while after! He is a true adventurer in every sense of the word who overcomes adversity. I feel he represents the truly incredible as a role model to young and old, embodies the very spirit of the games and I believe, is a more than worthy torch bearer. CR