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Ilford man recieves medal for work with Polio Children

PUBLISHED: 11:46 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:46 10 February 2015

Arun Patel, 62. Picture: Polio Children

Arun Patel, 62. Picture: Polio Children

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A brave man was given an award for making an impact on the lives of others and the community.

Arun Patel, 62. Picture: Polio ChildrenArun Patel, 62. Picture: Polio Children

Arun Patel, 62, the chairman of charity Polio Children received a British Citizen Awards (BCA) medal and a certificate at a ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster in the House of Lords.

The medal-winner, who has lived in Ilford for over 30 years, was selected from a wide range of nominees across the country and can look forward to being featured on the BCA roll of honour.

Arun won in the Service to Healthcare category for his work for Polio Children and is now entitled to use the post nominal, BCA, after his name.

Arun made an acceptance speech in which he thanked the Polio Children trustees for their “invaluable contributions” and he dedicated his award to the trustees, donors and well wishers.

If you wish to make a donation to Polio Children please send your cheques to: Polio Children, 2 Empress Avenue, Ilford, Essex IG1 3DD.

Find out more at poliochildren.org

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