I'm delighted for my 88-year-old uncle John who at a fancy dinner last week was awarded with the Jim Mansell award for a lifetime of service to those with learning disabilities.
The dinner was hosted by Bild (British Institution of Learning Disabilities) and there were eight nominees including doctors, a professor and a baroness. My uncle has been heavily involved with the Elizabeth Fitzroy Trust for very many years but really didn't think that, in such illustrious company, he stood any chance of winning. In his own words, he was, for once in his life, speechless.
The photo is from the Bild website.