Four Honours for RDA in Jubilee Year

RDA is celebrating following the announcement that four of its volunteers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Ro Pudden, RDA Senior Instructor and National Equine Welfare Officer; Mary Axford, Chairman of Treborth RDA; Barbara Johnstone, Group Instructor at Ravelrig RDA and Annette Dorsey, Trustee at Harrogate RDA have all been awarded MBEs in recognition of their outstanding work for the charity.

Ro Pudden offered her thanks “to the horses and helpers who make it all happen,” and said the most difficult thing has been keeping the news quiet. “I just wanted to tell everyone,” she said. Barbara Johnstone’s MBE comes hot on the heels of her Inspiring Volunteer of the Year Award, presented last week by Volunteer Edinburgh.

“Congratulations to all four volunteers,” said RDA Chief Executive, Ed Bracher. “It is always great to see RDA recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and in this Jubilee year it seems particularly special. Annette, Ro, Mary and Barbara are all long-serving RDA volunteers, who continue to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of people with disabilities every year. These Honours are so well deserved and I wish them all well.”

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