I would like to nominate my colleague Mark O'Flynn on two counts - firstly for his bravery and work for Prostate Cancer. Secondly for his personal time commitment to coaching a local girls soccer side, Hinkley Utd U15 girls.
Mark, himself, suffered with Prostate Cancer in 2003 and finished his treatment in 2004. Since this time, Mark is completing an almost 'ambassadorial role' for the Cancer, raising it's profile where appropriate and happy to discuss with individuals on any questions or concerns they have themselves.
Most recently, he has taken on a passion for triathlons - already completing the Wilbarston Wobblers Triathlon and, more recently and after his 50th birthday, the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. Although nearly 9 years since his original diagnosis, his commitment to the cause continues at great strength, already raising £5,500 in total - £700 this year via his triathlons.
Mark qualified as a football coach in 2007 and took up the coaching responsibilities of his local football girl's team. His responsibilities include coaching, managing on match events, liaising with parents, fixture organising, social event arranging and team building - using a lot of his own personal time. His commitment to this cause is unquestioned and he does it both for the love of the sport and for the team building for young girls in sports.