I would like to nominate my mother who has given her time, energy and skills voluntarily throughout her life . As well raising four daughters and being a nurse and Health Visitor she has helped as a volunteer with a church youth group, taken young people on inspiring voyages with the Tall Ships Youth Trust as a nurse and done three VSO placements training HiV community workers in Tanzania. Now in her seventies she is not slowing up : last year she joined an international team of doctors and nurses to run a mobile Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in an impoverished part of Western Nepal which treated 900 patients for free. She will return to Nepal this autumn to help with a General Surgical camp. This voluntary work is all self funded. She is fully involved with her community and is one of life's givers. i know she would be thrilled to carry the Olympic Torch with all that it symbolises.