The Prince of Wales has honoured 95-12 months-outdated Environment War Two veteran Non-public Joseph Hammond for his contribution to Ghana’s coronavirus restoration.
Encouraged by the UK’s Captain Sir Thomas Moore, Non-public Hammond walked two miles each day for a week in early May perhaps to raise dollars for Ghanaian veterans and frontline health-personnel impacted by the world-wide pandemic.
Personal Hammond, like Sir Thomas Moore also fought in Myanmar during Entire world War Two.
Deputy British Large Commissioner Thomas Hartley and British Defence Attaché to Ghana Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Mckechnie frequented Private Hammond at his residence in Osu to produce a handwritten letter from the Prince praising Non-public Hammond’s attempts and providing a donation to the lead to.
Immediately after browsing Personal Hammond Deputy British Substantial Commissioner Thomas Hartley stated, “Even at 95 many years young it is crystal clear that absolutely nothing will slow Non-public Hammond’s dedication to provide his country.
“His wander has lifted hundreds of countless numbers of cedis for wellness employees and veterans across Africa, and influenced a lot of across Ghana to guidance their possess communities way too.
“I am delighted that I could present Private Hammond with a Place of Mild award from Her Majesty the Queen, and produce a personal letter and a private donation from HRH the Prince of Wales to Non-public Hammond.
“The quantity of help for his bring about is amazing and it was a privilege to express the concept from His Royal Highness. It was humbling to see Personal Hammond visibly moved. We all hope the guidance will encourage other folks to donate as well.”
In the letter, Prince Charles congratulated Personal Hammond for the Commonwealth Factors of Light Award that he acquired from Her Majesty The Queen in June for his fundraising perform.
Commonwealth Factors of Light Awards are provided to folks during the Commonwealth by The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, to thank inspirational volunteers across the 53 Commonwealth nations for the variance they have made to their communities and further than.
Mr Hartley and Lieutenant Colonel McKechnie also shipped Private Hammond’s Points of Light-weight certification to him.
Defence Attaché Colonel Alastair Mckechnie said: “Private Hammond walked to guidance the most difficult strike by Covid-19, he is an inspiration to me, Ghanaians and the globe.
“Deserving of this 144th Commonwealth Details of Light-weight certification and letter from Prince Charles.”
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry also wrote to Private Hammond in June recognising his contribution to veterans throughout Ghana,
The Duke reported: “Even at 95 yrs young I visualize it was not an straightforward task…However, offered the service and selflessness you have shown during your lifetime, it does not shock me that you would take on a obstacle these as this — and that you wanted to stroll even extra miles. As you reported yourself, it is awesome!”
Personal Hammond achieved Prince Harry all through at Westminster Abbey in London past year.
Non-public Hammond has now raised more than £40,000, and is performing to keep on his fundraising attempts with the hope of boosting 50 percent a million lbs . for his cause.