My inspirational nominee is my Dad. Born to a single-mother in war-time, the first in our family to go to University (graduating with a first class degree), he has achieved much in life; he is a loyal and generous husband and father (not to mention grandfather, brother, uncle, friend....), fantastically talented guitarist and erstwhile cricketer. His last job before retirement, as a lecturer at Warwick University, allowed him to educate and inspire many students. In retirement he has become very involved in his local Dorset community. In 1999 a dilapidated church hall was offered for sale to the village of Morcombelake, and after 5 years of negotiations by my Dad, fund-raising (for purchase and significant repairs) lead by my Dad, and his establishing a registered charity, the Hall finally belonged to the village. Having been entirely refurbished, it is now central to the community providing a venue for charity & social events, clubs and classes. One of the most special events is the monthly Luncheon Club for the over 70s, cooked beautifully by my Mum and friends, while many attendees are taxied around by my Dad. The most inspirational thing about my Dad is that he has had such a positive impact on so many people, but has absolutely no idea how special he is.