Martin Colclough, Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his involvement with disability sport for over 20 years, he received his award today at an Investiture at Windsor Castle.
Martin has been the driving force behind the delivery of a comprehensive Sports Recovery programme at Help for Heroes, which has been in existence for six years, and includes grass roots, performance sports and adventure training for service personnel and veterans who have faced life changing injuries or illness.
David Richmond, Director of Recovery at Help for Heroes said: “It’s wonderful to see Martin recognised for his work. We are hugely proud of the Sports Recovery programme, which has helped over 1,800 individuals alone in the last year. The programme runs over 300 different activities, across 50 different sports to enable our heroes to get involved in sport at any level. Martin's passion and extraordinary commitment has made the programme the success it is today and it is fabulous to see him honoured by HM The Queen."
“Martin’s selfless leadership and infectious passion have ensured the growth of the programme and enabled so many to achieve their sporting dreams, including representing their country at a Paralympic Games.”
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