British Ambassador presents MABS with the Knox Shield awarded by the Royal British Legion
On June 2nd HM British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, made a formal presentation in Madrid, on the occasion of HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to MABS. The Royal British Legion KNOX SHIELD, is awarded to any organisation or group for their commitment and willingness to work collaboratively with their own local Membership (either County Community Support Committee (or Rep) or Branch Community Support Committee (or Rep)). This will greatly increase awareness of MABS Services provided under BCS. The original Awards Ceremony took place on the 14th May at The Royal British Legion National Conference in London.
“As your District Chairman I’m enormously pleased to inform you that within Spain District North we collected two awards.
The Knox Shield was collected by Pam Twissell-Cross MBE on behalf of MABS Cancer Support Foundation.
MABS was awarded the Knox Shield in recognition of its inspirational work supporting those, including veterans, dealing with cancer. Many congratulations for your outstanding work. “CONGRATULATIONS to the MABS volunteers and Thank you to everyone who voted for us !
The photograph shows the Ambassador, with his wife María Antonia, presenting the Knox Shield to the MABS Vice-President, Beverley Thompson, who was also among the four UK nationals in Spain named on the day in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Also in the picture is the Chairman of Spain District North Royal British Legion, Jack Kemp. The citation applauded MABS stating, ‘MABS go well beyond their usual remit, regularly working alongside TRBL in Spain to extend our reach and supplement our own visits when our beneficiaries are lonely or sick from radiotherapy .‘MABS is a small charity with a big heart that always goes that extra mile. Working with them enhances the lives of our terminally ill beneficiaries enormously, helping us to provide the very best quality of life for the limited time they have left.‘For the level of collaboration with the Legion and the additional much needed support that they provide, they richly deserve the level of National recognition that the Royal British Legion Knox Shield represents.