British Empire Medal for volunteer driver Colin

Colin Kibblewhite, centre, with his family and friends after being presented with his British Empire Medal by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Laurence Howard
Colin Kibblewhite, centre, with his family and friends after being presented with his British Empire Medal by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Laurence Howard
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A volunteer driver has received a royal honour for more than 25 years’ service.

Voluntary Action Rutland driver Colin Kibblewhite, from Oakham, has been presented with a British Empire Medal.

Colin has volunteered his services since 1986 and has clocked up more than 350,000 miles transporting people to hospitals, day care centres and more.

He received his medal from Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Laurence Howard, at a special ceremony.

It is the first British Empire Medal to be awarded to a Rutland resident in 20 years.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Howard said: “He is a true community champion and I was delighted to present him with a British Empire Medal.”

Colin, centre, is pictured with his friends and family after receiving his medal from Dr Howard, left.