I nominate Wendy Benson as a torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics. Wendy is 52 and sport has always featured strongly in her life, be it playing football, fencing, hockey or her true passion running. Wendy has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research, Huntingdon`s Disease, The Children`s Society and Show Racism The Red Card. She did this by taking part in events such as The Great South Run, 24 Hour Cancer Run, The London Marathon and trekking to Everest Base Camp, to name a few. As the most senior woman police officer in the MOD Police she took an active role in diversity and equality winning the National Opportunity Now Champion Award 2008. She encouraged a healthy lifestyle among staff and arranged hockey tournaments, running/ walking events and cycling to work initiatives. In March 2010 Wendy was diagnosed with a congenital lung condition which make her achievements even more special. Most of all her trek to Everest, where she completed the trek despite suffering breathing problems. Following her return to the UK most of her left lung was removed and she has been unable to return to work being medically retired in 2011. Her recovery is slow but her fitness is returning. The opportunity to be a torchbearer seems a fitting way to recognise her lifetime commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, helping others to realise their potential, encouraging fair play and her dedication to fundraising. It would also be an absolute honour for her to be a part of the Olympics.