Charity Heroes Honoured – three charity champions are awarded a Queen’s honour

Before the New Year and Birthday Honours lists are announced there is always much speculation in the press, about which high-profile person will be recognised. Amongst all this hype it shouldn’t be forgotten that hundreds of ‘ordinary’ people receive an honour for their fantastic work and achievments. 

In the second instalment of our video series we focus on three charity champions who received a Queen’s honour in the Jubliee year 2012.

Emma Colyer MBE is the founder and Director of Body and Soula charity that helps children, adults and families living with and affected by HIV. Emma set-up the charity in 1996 and was awarded an MBE six years later for her services to people living with HIV in the UK.

Ruth Owen OBE joined the charity Whizz-Kidz as Chief Executive in 2004 and has led the charity from strength to strength for over ten years. Whizz-Kidz is now the biggest provider of powered and lightweight manual wheelchairs outside the NHS. Ruth was recognised for her services to disabled children and young people.

Jimmy Carlson OBE was awarded his Queen’s honour for his services to homeless people. Jimmy’s story is truly remarkable; having spent 23 years homeless himself, Jimmy turned his life around and has dedicated his life to helping others. Find out more about his story here.

If you know anyone who has received a Queen’s honour and has an interesting story, we would love to hear about them. Send us an email or call +44 (0)1444 230130.

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