Father of three sports mad children. Mike organised 'Walking the Edge: Yn Cerdded y ffin' an inaugural event for the launch of the South Wales Police Youth Trust which he dedicated to his late brother, mother & godmother. The trusts aim is to improve the quality of life for young people - who live and work in the South Wales Police area, by tackling crime and the fear of crime. Mikes family have a long connection with Policing in South Wales. His Great Grandfather patrolled the Gower on horseback and his Grandfather Jack Ashton was Lord Tonypandy's (George Thomas) tutor Constable in Tonypandy in the Second World War. In May 2011 Mike organised the online campaign which raised over £6000 for Help for Heroes from the generous staff of South Wales Police. For June 2012 he is organising a London 2012 Inspire legacy sporting event for the youth of Cornelly, Kenfig Hill, Porthcawl & Pyle. The school of which he is a parent Governor is hosting the first 'West Park Open'- a fun mini tennis event that will honour role models past & present. He is organising equipment for 12 Primary schools and training for two teachers from each school. On the day of the event there will be a torch relay for specially chosen children from each school from the lifeboat station along the front to the school. This is part of a www.greeningthepark.org.uk initiative which Mike instigated whose aim is to provide a low energy community hub legacy sports hall within the village of Nottage, Porthcawl.