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Photo:Mr Robert Brown, received his MBE award from the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field

Mr Robert Brown, received his MBE award from the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Mr Robert Brown MBE

Mr Robert Brown MBE

Photo by Tony Mould

Robert Brown: MBE for charity work

By Jennifer Drury

MBE for charity worker

Brighton resident and charity worker Mr Robert Brown, received his MBE award from the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field at a ceremony in the local community centre in Bevendean on Saturday 17th April. Also present was the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Ann Norman.

Tireless worker for local groups

Mr Brown’s award was made in recognition of the many years of charity and community work that he has undertaken within Bevendean. Mr Brown, age 55, was registered as disabled in 1991 and has since spent his time working for local charities. He is currently chair of a number of community groups working to improve the local area for the benefit of everyone.

Decided against Buckingham Palace

The MBE presentation was made in the local community centre at the special request of Mr Brown who was keen to share the award amongst the community. Mr Brown said:  “I was astounded to hear that I had been named in the New Year’s Honours List and delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone who works hard for our local community. That’s why I decided against going to Buckingham Palace and instead have around 200 people here for a celebration party in the centre.”

This page was added on 25/04/2010.
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Is this .........? trying to track him down can any one help please.

Dear Julie
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By Julie Oliver (20/07/2014)

This article does not say what year the award was made.

Editor's note: The page was published just after the award was made in 2010.

By Geoffrey Barber (08/08/2014)

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