My Mum has had Ankylosing Spondilitis, a progressive arthritic condition, since her teens. Despite being disabled, being in a lot of pain and undergoing numerous operations, she has campaigned for disabled rights. She has also helped to establish and save two local theatres: she was part of the committee who in the early 1980s established Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan, now a famous arts centre, and she chairs the committee who have saved Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard from closure by the local authority. They will now run the theatre as a board of trustees. Mum also helped to set up Cars for Carers, a charity which provides free transport to those caring for elderly or disabled people, and until very recently she ran the Evergreen Club for older local people in Fishguard, who meet once a month with a couple of trips out each year. As well as all these achievements, Mum has also been a fantastic parent, always supportive and encouraging myself and my brother to be whatever we want to be. She always taught us to respect other people without discrimination, and showed us that no matter what obstacles you face, you can lead a full and rewarding life.