Paul is an incredible guy with moderate learning disabilities. He joined St Mary's Special Needs Club, an organisation for people with learning disabilities, at the age of 7 years, and has been a member ever since. As Paul grew so did his confidence and with years of encouragement from his incredibly supportive family, and from the group, his awareness of his abilities, not his disabilities grew too. Some years ago Paul 'graduated' from being a member to being a greatly valued part of the team of voluntary helpers with the group. He seldom misses our weekly club, and is one of our minibus escorts, helping to bring less able members to the group each week . He is one of the team of helpers who accompany members to Lourdes for a week each year, using up a week of his annual holiday entitlement to do this. Paul is married to Angie, also one of our members. He is consciencious in the extreme working three cleaning jobs in order to provide small luxuries for them both. Paul is gentle, calm and caring. Some years ago he began to fund-raise for us, to help ensure that we can continue to provide the facility he has enjoyed over nearly 40 years. Paul would never expect recognition of the fantastic person he is, infact he would say that there is nothing special about him; but anyone who knows him would disagree! If the Olympic Torch bearers are to be inspirational people, then I truly believe that Paul should be one.