Anyone with great passion will have a great driving force beneath their fire, has a role model to inspire their journey and someone to look to when times get tough.
My family has always been my main source of reason, between my mum and my gramps, I have the best supporters there ever were.
My Grandpa holds a special place within everything I do and aspire to be, Gramps is 95 years of age and through out his life he has influenced many, helped more and loved all.
With his relentless achievements in the tanks and Mores coding during world war 2, to running one of the most famous football pools business’s called ‘Zetters Pools’ a family run company since 1933, My Grandpa also set up Sports Aid Foundation which was established in 1976 and has since helped thousands of young sports people on their way to international success, including Sebastian Coe, Torvill and Dean, David Wilkie to name but a few.
When I was growing up my family and I lived on a farm to West Sussex, UK, I truly had the best childhood, horse riding, getting mudding and making best friends with all who made there way on to the farm, My grandpa made this place extra special by creating a magical world. Fairy’s used to come and visit me every week after school and leave gifts for me under the big Oak tree trip down our lane, they used to teach me wonders things, leave me pockets of gold dust, spectacular jewry and notes that made my imagination and heart beam whilst teaching me the wonders of Shakespeare and many greats.
I can’t justify how amazing he is and anyone reading this who has met him will understand why, he is just so special and incredible. His true stories and things he has been a part of are things that are written about and turned into films, this man, my gramps, will make the grumpiest man laugh and can move a rock with his poetry. He is the life and soul of every party and can make friends with anyone, turn a negative into a positive, he is modest, wise, generous. His marriage of 63 years with my beloved Grandma is also incredibly admirable.
Honoured by the Queen as A Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Paul Zetter is a magnificent man and my greatest role model, he continues to write poetry everyday, go to parties and live every second to its fullest. I am so proud to be his granddaughter. And he is my role model.