I’m very fortunate to have a great couple in my life. Jean and Bill Edwardes. Both worked at the former British Gas (I call them Mr and Mrs Therm!), Jean as a consumer advisor has taken me under her wing for years. Bill, a great man what given a BEM by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year Honours.
Second World War veteran Bill Edwardes honoured for his community work and volunteering over the years with a BEM.
Bill joined the Army aged 16 as a stretcher bearer in 1943 and in later years set up and run the 43 Wessex Regimental Association aimed at maintaining and preserving memorials of those who gave their lives in the conflict.
An active member of his church and Rotary he and his wife Jean have set up a mentoring programme at Woodlands Community College in Southampton to help children with their reading and writing.
He said: “It is very humbling to think that people think enough of you to make the effort to make a recommendation.”