My local hero is my dad. For over half his life he has dedicated his time to helping those with disability and those less fortunate. He has done this through social work, fundraising and has worked for charities since before I can remember.
He has worked for charities focused in the field of Deaf Blind for the past 2 decades up to the present day. In additon to his day job he has taken part in treks and marathons all over the world, including Kilimanjaro, London, New York and Berlin Marathon. His most recent fundraiser was a bike ride across Cambodia.
During the course of his career he has travelled the world aiding in the development of deaf blind services across the globe.
When I was still a small child my family moved from Scotland to Lincolnshire. After a short time my dad established a charity 10k run and 3K fun run in our village to raise funds for the local school and village community. Resulting in new computers for the school, new bus shelters etc. This run continues in our village every year and has the exact same start point (outside our family home) as it did when it first began over 15years ago.
I am nominating my dad to carry the olympic flag, not only has he made a huge impact on our local community but he has dedicated his life to the improvement of people's lives across the world. I think he has the spirit of the olympics world community value running in his veins and therefore he should run with the flame.