18 May 2012>
Malcolm Green is a prominent and long-serving volunteer within his Ebbw Vale community. He is one of nine inspirational people that will carry the Olympic Torch through Caerphilly on Saturday 26th May.
The torch will make its way across Great Britain, in a relay that will engage people from all corners of our nation, inspiring and encouraging people to embrace their 'Moment to Shine'.
This is Malcolm's story:
"I have volunteered at my church for over 50 years and I currently support a children's contact centre, which helps the parent to interact with the child in an appropriate manner. I am also involved with fundraising that will see a church vestry turned into a community centre for the village, raising almost £20,000 for the project. It was due to this voluntary work that I am involved with that I was nominated to carry the Olympic Torch during its relay around Britain. A lady from Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) nominated me for the work I have done with young people through my volunteering.
When I found out I had been nominated, I felt humbled and wondered why would anyone choose me? But now that it's getting close we are all so excited and can't wait.
My family is very proud, and I feel that this will be an experience of a lifetime. The setting with Caerphilly Castle as the backdrop for the event is going to be so special. All my family and some friends are hoping to make the most of a super day with all the other events that will be taking place. It really is an honour to be a part of it."
For further information go to the Olympic Torch Relay page.
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