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After volunteering as an emergency service worker, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has received two Queen’s awards!.

Dr Tim Sanders is a senior clinical lecturer in rural medicine at UCLan and has received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award while the Mountain Rescue organisation that he volunteers with has also received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. These are awarded to thank and honour those who make valuable contributions to hundreds of people wither through paid or voluntary work with members of the public services. These include the Armed Forces, emergency services and prison services. This is the highest award given to 20 national volunteer groups in the UK, recognising the exceptional, life-changing work they do in local communities.

Speaking on the matter, Dr Tim Sanders said:

“It is lovely to have my voluntary service recognised in such a public way and as part of such an important celebration. I’m proud of the recognition given through these awards. However, the dedication of the whole team makes us effective. Many team members were involved in the service of their local mountain rescue teams for considerably more years than I have, and it is their dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism that I find so inspiring and motivating. I enjoy providing emergency assistance to people in their hour of need, particularly because I’m also a mountaineer and recognise our vulnerability to accidents in the mountains.”

Dr Tim has also received the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the highest level of membership, for his contribution to general practice education.

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