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May 16th 2016

Long service award for SSAFA volunteer

Sir John Peace presenting Simon Worsley with his Long Service Award

One of the UK’s leading military charities has presented a Long Service Award to an East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) colleague.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Simon Worsley, Deputy Chief Executive at East Midlands RFCA, has been volunteering with SSAFA for five years joining the charity shortly after  he completed 30 years in the Regular Army.

On a day-to-day basis Simon’s role is to support Cadet Organisations across the East Midlands by providing expert advice and marketing assistance. He explained: “I spent a large part of my life serving in the Royal Artillery so when my career in the Army drew to a close, I wanted to volunteer for a charity close to my heart.

“I was aware of the good work SSAFA did when I was in the Army and as part of my role at the RFCA I encourage people to volunteer as Cadet Force adult volunteers, so if I expect others to volunteer, it seems appropriate that I volunteer also.

“I am honoured to receive the award, although it did come as a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t expecting it.”

Sir John Peace, the Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire and President of SSAFA Nottinghamshire presented the  Long Service Award to Simon for five years’ service with the charity.

The presentation took place at Foresters House in Chilwell, Nottingham, on 12 May as part of SSAFA Nottinghamshire’s annual general meeting.

To learn more about SSAFA visit www.ssafa.org.uk

“I am honoured to receive the award, although it did come as a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t expecting it.”