Richard has always been a giver. Even as a young child he helped his friends when they were in trouble of upset and as a young adult has always helped others through their problems and helped them to be positive through difficult times. He has always had a strong sense of community, raising money for our local hospice at the age of 12 on through a fun run and at 17 by running a marathon. He also worked as a volunteer at our local cancer research shop for a year. He raised several hundred pounds for Ian Rennie through a sky dive and has mentored the less able at school. He has been a blood donor since he was 17. He has supported his single mum and younger sister through very difficult times; his sister calls him her rock. Now at work he always works his hardest and helps others to reach their own potential. He gives his time and support freely to those who need it. He is kind to everyone and a very loyal friend to many all who know him value his friendship and sound advice he has the ability to make those around him feel good and he helps them to be positive and make the best of every situation. He is always on the go working, running, climbing mountains, caving and having fun and bringing those around him in on his activities in some shape or form. He makes everyone smile when he is around them and with his amazing zest for life and positivity is a real role model for others as he really makes the most of the most of life and help others to do the same.