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Adam Prince: BEM

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The founder and chairman of a COVID19 charity has reflected on its work during the pandemic, after being awarded a BEM.

Adam Prince, who previously lived in Burnham and now resides in Staffordsh­ire, received the honour for services to the community in Burnham during COVID-19.

Following the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Adam founded and set up the Burnham Resilience Group (BRG) on Facebook to help the community, which later became the Burnham Resilience Charitable Incorporat­ed Organisati­on (CIO).

While working primarily behind the scenes, writing policies and getting everything in order, Adam also carried out tasks such as doing the shopping, collecting prescripti­ons and completing odd jobs for people.

As well as an army of volunteers helping with tasks such as shopping, prescripti­on collecting, and vaccinatio­ns, other support was also provided, some of which includes mental health support for schools, and the Buddy Up scheme.

Mr Prince said: “As a figurehead, its really nice [to be recognised], but I’m certainly not the only one who is doing an amazing amount of work.”

He added: “Whilst its nice to be recognised I’m just one of many.

“I view this as very much, its for the whole team.”

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