After hanging up his boots a few years ago, my dad brought to an end a near 50 year career of playing football in and around Doncaster and South Yorkshire. Well known in his youth for his flowing locks, lightning speed, and motor mouth, only the latter of which has survived the advancing years, he has spent much of those 50 years supporting the local community. He has helped raise thousands of pounds for local football teams through numerous and wide ranging events; he set up a newspaper to support Bridlington Town, did the same for the local village team, before turning it into a successful business which helped promote local clubs and charities around the area. He has consistently supported cancer charities and has raised over £30K for Weston Park hospital after my mum was diagnosed, and subsequently died of cancer ? a true embodiment of the Olympic spirit.