My Mother has worked in the youth service all her life, she is now 66, retired and still working with young people, giving help and support and friendly 'chats'. Over the years she has made a positive impact on thousands of peoples live in many different ways, especially with those 'on the edge', young offenders and children in India. She has expressed she would like to be a torch bearer and I think if anyone deserves the opportunity then it is her. I am deeply moved by the affection and esteem my son has shown in nominating me. I have spent my life working in the voluntary sector locally, nationally and internationally and it has been a lifelong privilege to do so. It would give me the greatest joy to pay tribute to all those young people by carrying the Olympic flame in recognition of their achievements and their hope for the future.