Sam is the ultimate unsung hero. He has been chair of Aberdeen's Unicef committee for more years than anyone can count, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds towards tackling child poverty throughout the world. His most recent success was when he brokered a deal with the NHS to not throw out 'old' hospital beds but to give them to them to him. Sam then led a series of fundraising activities to raise thousands of pounds to send the beds to Ghana. These beds now reside in hospitals throughout Africa! It is proven that children have more chance of recovery from illness if they can lie on a bed next to their parents and now thanks to Sam, thousands of children now have this opportunity. Sam seeks no personal gain and his tireless work is always carried out behind the scenes. However, while the other members of the Unicef committee appreciate his work, the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch provides a fitting tribute. Sam embodies all that the olympics stand for. He is a global citizen who looks on everyone as equals and beleives in equality for all. His committed, hard-working and inspirational and in my opinion and that of my fellow Unicef comittee members deserves this opportunity to carry the OIympic torch.