Leslie is an inspiration to all those around him. Before retiring he was the cantor of our local synagogue, where he inspired people for years with his passion for singing. On occasion he sang part of the services over the phone to members to the community to sick to attend the synagogue. He has also worked with children in the community for years and at the moment volunteers in the local school, spending time playing football with some of the children and listening to reading for others. He has also worked with children in the community for years and at the moment volunteers in the local school, spending time playing football with children with varying degrees of ability. He is a passionate sports fan who used to run for the Shaftesbury Harriers, and still runs every day. He is also an avid Arsenal fan and plays table-tennis as well. He still fondly recalls his father's excitement when the Olympics came to London in 1948, and he is equally excited now about London 2012. Leslie also has Alzheimer's disease, despite being relatively young and in excellent physical condition. His attitude to the diagnosis is the most inspirational thing about him, and he continues to live life to the full every day. Leslie is a perfect candidate to bear the Olympic torch. For him to have this special opportunity at London 2012 would bring joy to many many people.