I am honoured to nominate a wonderful gentleman to carry the torch. Arthur has, by his own efforts, raised nearly £400,00.00 over the years for Hope Hospice and more recently Ty Gobaith. These children's hospices provide essential respite care for terminally ill children and their families in beautifully equipped premises funded almost entirely by the efforts of volunteers like Arthur. Amongst his many achievements he has run seven marathons in seven days and walked all the way round Anglesey in three and a half days. This year to celebrate his 80th birthday he aims to walk from LlanffairPG on Anglesey to Ty Gobaith in the Conwy Valley and in the process raise £100 for every year of his life. As he says; 'it is all for the children'. I only met Arthur for the first time very recently. I am chairman of our local over 50 club and Arthur came to give us a talk about Ty Gobaith and his fund raising activities. Everyone present was very moved to hear his story and afterwards we discussed how, as a club, we could help him raise even more money for such a truly worthy cause. Someone came up with the idea of nominating him to carry the Olympic Torch and I was asked to do so on behalf of the club. Arthur is a quiet and unassuming gentleman who is tireless in his quest to help the children . I cannot think of a more fitting way to thank him for his efforts than to ask him to do what he loves best - running and walking to raise awareness of his favourite cause. i have actually banked just over £300.000 since 2005 but have been involved with fundraising for 10 years,My birthday walk this year starts at Holyhead and goes to Ty Gobaith - I completed the walk from LLanffair PG to Ty Gobaith previously.