Martin is a founding member of the Acorns Coventry Fundraising Group, which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to support hospice and palliative care for local children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
David Cameron paid tribute to Martin’s efforts. “Martin has worked tirelessly over the last 25 years to raise a fantastic amount of money for Acorns Children’s Hospices,” he commented.
Acorns has three hospices – in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester – and also offers psychosocial support and clinical care in families’ homes across the Midlands.
Martin was “pleased and honoured” to receive the award. “I am so fortunate to have a great team working with me to hopefully ensure that the special service provided by everyone at Acorns can continue to benefit life-limited children and their families in our local area,” he said.
Acorns chief executive, David Strudley, added his congratfulations: “[Martin’s] Point of Light award is a wonderful and fitting recognition of his tireless dedication to fundraising for Acorns. I’m extremely delighted for him and the group he founded, which fulfils such an important role in the community and in helping to support our charity.”
More information about the Points of Light award scheme is available on the government website.