Jan-Willem's spirit of generosity toward needy and disenfranchised people shines out through his commitment of significant time, energy and talent to his charities. His resourcefulness and creativity in launching two successful, long-term initiatives that clearly inspire hundreds of others to join in are very inspiring. The fact that Jan-Willem spares time from a demanding schedule as a Senior Manager and a father of three young children makes his contribution even more impressive. These alone make him a very worthy torch bearer for Lloyds Banking Group. However, there is a lovely fact of Jan-Willem's family background that make it seem especially fitting that he should have this Olympic honor: His grandfather, Willem Rosingh, won a gold medal for Holland, in rowing, in the 1924 Olympics. The fact Jan-Willem has inherited his Olympian grandfather's athleticism and used it as the basis to help children across international barriers via his marathon is a radiant example of the spirit of the Games. I hope that Jan Willem will be to represent that spirit, and continue his family's Olympic tradition, by bearing the torch in 2012.