Clive, who volunteers in the gym and helps with entertainment at
the Hereford village, was nominated by Village Activity Facilitator
Lynn Mulderrig through Lloyds TSB's Carry the Torch campaign.
75-year-old Clive now has a one in fifteen chance of getting to
carry the torch across the country as part of the celebrations in
the run-up to the Olympic Games. He expects to hear whether he has
got through in December.
"I would really like to do it," he said. "It would be something
new and really interesting. It would also be a great opportunity
for The Rose Garden, because I think that a lot of people don't
know that we're here." He admitted that he was not sure what the
torch relay would involve, but said he would try anything. "I hope
they don't want me to run a mile - but if they ask, I'll give it a
He added that he really enjoys trying new things. "It's all
about having fun, isn't it?" he explained. "Things might change
soon and you might not be able to, so you've got to enjoy yourself
while you can."
Lynn decided to nominate Clive because she said that she could
not manage without his help. "We really need our volunteers here,"
she explained. Clive spends every Saturday night working in the
village hall with various entertainment acts, and, along with his
wife Ruth, also works on reception.
"I think everyone should volunteer," Clive said. "It keeps you
young and helps you get to know people. I'd say I know everyone's
name, except perhaps for people who have just moved in."
Clive, who has lived in Hereford all his life and moved to The
Rose Garden when it opened three years ago, played football for the
England under-18s during the 1950s. He has also worked as a cricket
umpire and still enjoys playing golf.
Two staff members from Lovat Fields Village in Milton Keynes
have also been shortlisted to carry the flame: gym instructor
Hayley West and receptionist Theresa Tymofijiw.
Picture: Village Activity Facilitator Lynn
Mulderrig with Clive.
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