Gravesend Resident presented with British Empire MedalMr. Reginald Butcher, a Resident at HC-One’s Wombwell Court in Kent was presented with a British Empire Medal on the 25th August by Lord Left Lieutenants Lady Colgrain.
The British Empire Medal is a prestigious British and Commonwealth Award for civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown. Reginald was presented this award in company of his friends and family, whilst also celebrating the award with other Residents and Colleagues at the care home. Mr. Butcher spent 50 years voluntarily cleaning the river Thames and made a significant environmental impact on the river.
After the presentation, a wonderful spread of food and drinks was put on for all to enjoy. Everybody raised their glasses for Reginald and toasted to his well-deserved recognition and all of his hard work. Overall the celebrations were fantastic and enjoyed by all, it was quite the monumental day.
Reginald said he had enjoyed the presentation and discussing his dedicated life’s work and all he has accomplished. He went on to say how amazing and special the day was to him, and he couldn’t believe the support he had.
Other Residents also commented on how much they loved watching Reginald receive his BEM and having him being recognised with such a high honour. Joan, a Resident at Wombwell Hall said, “I’m proud of Reginald for what he’s accomplished and the hard work that deserves to be celebrated, and it was just that!”
Anna, Home Manager at Wombwell Hall went on to say, “It was such a pleasure and privilege to be part of this special celebration. Congratulations to Mr Butcher from all of us at Wombwell”.