Pete is the latest recipient of the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements.
Pete will be the 1031st winner of the Points of Light award, which has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in the USA. Over 6,000 Points of Light have been awarded in the USA, and former Presidents have publicly supported the partnership with Points of Light UK.
In a personal letter to Pete, Prime Minister Theresa May said: ‘By providing guidance, grants and peer support to pregnant women who have been diagnosed with cancer, you are helping them and their families to cope during an incredibly difficult time. Your work with Mummy’s Star is a truly remarkable way of honouring Mair’s memory and you should be proud of everything you have achieved with the charity.‘
Ruth George, MP for High Peak said: ‘I am delighted that Pete is being recognised with this award. He and Mummy’s Star do exceptional work supporting women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months after giving birth.’
Pete said: ‘When Mummy’s Star was established 5 years ago it was with the aim of ensuring no woman faced a cancer diagnosis in or around pregnancy feeling isolated as my wife Mair did. For the work to be recognised with a Points of Light award is hugely encouraging. It shows that what we’re doing is far reaching but personally it is very humbling and feels like a wonderful tribute to my wife and what she went through.’
Congratulations to Pete on this amazing recognition!