Royal hon­our for fundraiser

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A Peter­bor­ough man who has raised thou­sands to help vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren has picked up his MBE at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

Chris Col­lier was given the hon­our by Princess Anne for his ef­forts fundrais­ing for the NSPCC.

He had been given the award in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List ear­lier this year.

The for­mer se­nior part­ner at city ac­coun­tancy firm Rawl­in­sons, who has sup­ported the NSPCC for over 20 years, was a found­ing mem­ber of the char­ity’s Peter­bor­ough Busi­ness Sup­port Group (PBSG).

He has been its chair­man for 19 years, help­ing to raise more than £800,000 to sup­port vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and their fam­i­lies in Peter­bor­ough.

Chris said he was “hum­bled” to re­ceive the hon­our adding: “This could not have been achieved without the sup­port of my wife Carol, the mem­bers of the NSPCC PBSG, my for­mer part­ners at Rawl­in­sons and the en­cour­age­ment and gen­eros­ity of the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity and the many peo­ple who have worked tire­lessly be­hind the scenes to help raise funds to make such a dif­fer­ence for lo­cal vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren.”

Sarah Lam­b­ley, NSPCC’s Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing Man­ager for the NSPCC said: “Chris ex­em­pli­fies the mean­ing of char­ity; his en­thu­si­asm, pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion ra­di­ate to all who meet him, his core pur­pose to serve lo­cal chil­dren and their fam­i­lies is ev­i­dent and in­spires oth­ers to want to do the same.”

Chris with wife Carol

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