Congratulations to our Vice Chair, Sue Waddle, who is one of only 490 people across the UK announced as a recipient of a Royal Voluntary Service Platinum Champions Award for volunteers. The Award is inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service, and was made on the basis of nominations received.
As The Duchess of Cornwall said launching the Award “We want to celebrate the outstanding contribution of volunteers…. we want to thank and recognise all of those truly special people that are making a real difference to our communities with their kindness and generosity…. I believe it is these volunteers, enhancing the lives of others, that are the backbone of this country.”
Sue has been an active voice in ME matters for decades – in particular the need for high-quality ME research – and ME Research UK is proud that her contribution has been recognised and thankful for all she has done for the charity over the years but more so for the difference she has made to the ME research landscape generally.