He has given his life to inspire young people. Through his teaching for 32 years, volunteering with youth clubs for 40 years and by always being a person to turn to in a crisis. On a more personal level, he and his wife have fostered numerous children over the years and have seen a few of them leave their house to get married. A cricketer for 40 years and a table tennis coach for 30 years. He loves watching all sports on the TV, (when he has the time). He always goes the extra mile to help anyone who calls on him. During my personal crisis of losing a baby, then my home and bankruptcy he has been there every step of the way, often working long into the night to help me complete forms or simply by being a listening ear. He planted an allotment for me in my garden to help me save money. In the last month alone he has, been to Loughborough to decorate his sons flat, helped a friend move house, served coffee to 100s and continued to work at school supporting 100s more. My son who is 12 calls him uncle Neil, (my son has no father and he has inspired him and been his rock). Nothing is ever too much. I know he is excited about the Olympics and playing a small part would be a dream come true. Please make his dream come true as we will never be able to thank him for all he has done for the 100s he has helped. I wish I new how to put into words how this guy has helped people. He has believed in me all my life and for that I am blessed.