LOCAL VOLUNTEER RECEIVES 20-YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD
A local volunteer from Crieff has been awarded a Long Service Award on behalf of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by The Lord Lieutenant.
Nancy Johnston was presented with a Long Service Award on Saturday 3 July by HM The Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, Stephen Leckie, in recognition of over 20-years voluntary service to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
Nancy said “It was a huge surprise and honour to be awarded the Long Service Award and have it presented personally by HM The Lord Lieutenant and his Cadet”.
Nancy first volunteered for SSAFA in the 1980s as part of the British Army of the Rhine, as a Service Committee Treasurer and then Chair. She said: “I had known about the work that SSAFA did right from the start of my life as an Army wife as my husband had worked closely with SSAFA Sisters. When he retired after 35 years as an Army Medical officer in 2000, we returned to Scotland, and I met someone from the local Branch. Shortly afterwards, I was signed up as a volunteer to support the local Armed Forces community.”
Since joining SSAFA Perth & Kinross, Nancy has carried out the roles of Publicity Officer, Branch Secretary and supported the branch as a Training Officer and Fundraiser.
In 2012, Nancy was awarded the British Empire Medal for her service to SSAFA.
To find out more about SSAFA or to volunteer like Nancy, visit ssafa.org.uk