We are proud to announce that Gary Weaving, a former Royal Engineer with the British Army, and Anthony Knight, a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Royal Navy, both received awards for their work with Forgotten Veterans UK (FVUK).
Nic Cronin, Managing Director at Matrix IT said: ‘It was an absolute pleasure watching both Gary and Anthony receive their awards. We are proud to have Forgotten Veterans UK as a customer and we will continue to support them with their IT and charity fundraising activities.”
Photo: Left to right – Nic Cronin, Anthony Knight MBE, KJ & Louise Jones
The recognition comes from the International Society for Peace Work (IGFVT), a private organisation with members worldwide that recognises humanitarian support and disaster relief work.
Gary, founder and chief executive of FVUK, was awarded the Order of Merit 2nd Class recognising civilian and humanitarian service.
This award reflects his personal journey with mental health and his campaign to change the world for veterans.
While Anthony, director of clinical therapy at FVUK, was awarded the Order of Merit 2nd Class with Swords, recognising military and humanitarian service.
Anthony’s contribution to humanitarian support covers a period of 45 years, with his military career as well as his work to support veterans and the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Portsmouth.
The award was presented by the former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, a deputy lieutenant for Hampshire, with the lord mayor and lady mayoress of Portsmouth in attendance.
FVUK is Changing the World for Veterans.
FVUK is a Charity that commemorates, celebrates and assists the Service Veteran community and supports the Armed Services. They look back at the past wars and conflicts and remember the brave men and women who fought in them, some of whom lost their lives. They also look to the future in helping those in need.
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