My mum has inspired and supported me along with countless other people having dedicated her life to helping others. She has done so since leaving home at the age of 17 first training as a nurse and later moving into the voluntary sector. She has helped others throughout her life often with very little recognition and support, I feel that being an Olympic torch bearer would inspire others people to more kind hearted whilst also giving her some of the recognition she so deserves. Having stood shoulder to shoulder campaigning for others freedoms, safety and a fairer society as a young woman she represents what is great about Britain. Later, as a single mother she recognised the needs of other single parents and set up Manchester One Parent Advice Centre to provide support for some of the most vulnerable families in society, helping to run a community centre in our own community. She later ran the Pankhurst centre, providing a space and services to women, both those in need and those able to help others. Having recently retired she continues to be actively involved in her community, helping to run a credit union, involved in a number of initiatives to help protect other people and now helping to run a number of groups in the South Manchester area. I hope that this has given you an, albeit a brief, idea of the energy Lindsey Muir has spent helping improve Great Britain and how herstory could inspire future generations.