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Prestigious award for dedicated MRF Ambassador

21 Jun 2017
Prestigious award for dedicated MRF Ambassador

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is very proud of Scottish Ambassador Michael Pattie who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity in Dumfries & Galloway.

Michael’s son David sadly died from meningitis and septicaemia at the age of 13 in 1999 and he has worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness in his memory.

“ I would give back all my achievements in an instant just to see Dave again.”

Michael said, “I would have to say I feel both proud and humbled. I am so proud to be a Scottish Ambassador for MRF and hopefully this award will continue to keep our profile to the fore.

"It goes without saying that I would give back all my achievements in an instant just to see Dave again.

However, I guess so much good has come from what happened and I feel therefore I have turned the worst nightmare on its head in a way.

"I also feel that this recognition belongs to my wife Patsy, our team and fabulous community as much as it does to me but together we have perhaps made a difference to many people.”

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