Martin Jones is my Dad. He is eighty years old and he is an inspiration to me and many others. He shows kindness to everyone he meets and tries to boost their confidence. He has helped a lot of people during his life and carrying the Olympic Torch would be a great acknowledgement of how much he is appreciated. Since retiring twenty years ago and moving 120 miles back to West Wales where he grew up my Dad has helped enormously in his local community. He delivered Meals & Wheels to the elderly for years, he raises money for the local community by running fortnightly bingo sessions, he helps run a club in the village for the elderly, he has spent long days helping with the polling station and with my mum, his wife of 56 years, he can always be found running stalls at the village fetes and carnival. A true gentleman and, I feel, a worthy torch bearer! Over the past few years I have seen my Dad offer lifts to family members when they have a relative in hospital, he has fetched shopping for those that can't get out and looked after an elderly lady whose only family were living abroad so as to ease their worrying. As a lifelong sports fan and an avid supporter of the Olympics it would be an honour for my Dad to be chosen to be a torch bearer.