Wednesday 14th May 2014 – 4.35pm – Chris Kowalik.
Her Royal Highness, Anne, Princess Royal has presented a Community First Responder from north Shropshire with his MBE at Buckingham Palace.
John Roberts from Oswestry was named in the New Year’s Honours for his charity work, including his efforts with the Community First Responders in Shropshire and services to athletics, having been involved in the sport since the mid-1980s.
He was presented with the honour on Thursday 1st May.
John said: “It was a fantastic day, apart from the weather! I met some stars including the England women’s rugby captain, the women’s soccer captain and other people.
“The Princess asked me about my athletics work. She then asked what else I did. I told her I was a Community First Responder. She replied: ‘That can be a useful thing to do.’!”