Eleanor (Denny) Nicol is an inspiration to me for the never- ending charitable work she does in her local area, and I believe that she embodies the British spirit of community service. Although now at retirement age, it seems as though every day is spent giving to various groups, and this is work that she has done for as long as I can remember. Denny is a key player for Riding for the Disabled, helping to look after the children and adults who come to the riding groups as a way to learn to socialise better. I have worked with her in this group, and come rain or shine she is there. Denny helps at Rye Memorial Care Centre, fundraising to ensure that the Centre wasn't closed down, and now taking library books to the patients each week and socialising with them. Denny works with children at Freda Gardham Primary School once a week to help with remedial reading. She has mentored a number of students there, and has helped many pupils gain confidence and thus improve their grades. Once or twice weekly Denny drives patients who can't otherwise manage the journey to and from hospital, for Hospital Car Service. Denny also helps in Rye Museum; selling 'Cards for Good Causes' at Christmas; and with church fund-raising. I believe Rye is lucky to have such a willing and dedicated character. She always goes the extra mile to help others, and makes time to be of service to the local community. She is a well- known and much- loved Rye local, and would be a perfect torch- bearer.