On requesting a summary of Mike's achievements I received the heading 'a few of my wild escapades whilst in pursuit of my love of life and people, especially those who may not have the skills or health to have a go on their own' summing Mike up to a tee. Mike has been ex-para soldier, previous mayor, coach of an athletics club and new Forces recruits, parachute and gliding instructor and assessor for Duke of Edinburgh awards. His charity work spans an extensive list of recipients, including cystic fibrosis, several cancer charities, by climbing mountains, cycling all over the world and many 'hikes'. Mike spent over 4 months in the Appalachian Mountains, hiking solo writing a book about it in aid of the Royal British Legion, amongst many other world-wide ventures. Mike has been nominated, unsuccessfully, in 1989 and 2000 for the MBE. From our perspective, the Haverfordwest Skatepark Association (HSA), Mike, aged 73, approached local skateboarders campaigning for a local skatepark to offer support. Mike has cycled, crossing a local bridge for 900 minutes in support of the HSA, and just 2 weeks ago lead a group on the 3 peaks challenge. Mike's own son developed sudden blindness. Mike climbed Mount Toubkle with him and has accompanied him on charity events, maintaining his independence. Mike would rise to the Olympic Torch occasion with pride, and would give us the ideal occasion to publicly thanking Mike for being Mike!