Inspiring former soldier named Volunteer of the Year

Inspiring former soldier named Volunteer of the Year

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Laura Enfield

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Inspiring former soldier named Volunteer of the Year

A former serviceman from Maidenhead who lost his leg is to be honoured for helping others 'soldier on'.

Brendan West (pictured) was injured while serving in the army aged 19 but has not let it slow him down.

The action man from Touchen End has jetted all over the world, helping rehabilitate other injured soldiers.

Now he is set to receive a prestigious award for his volunteer work with BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association).

The 51-year-old is to be honoured at the Soldiering On Awards ceremony on Sunday.

He will receive the Welfare Award for Volunteer of the Year - one of just 12 honours to be handed out.

The glittering televised ceremony will be held at the Waldorf Astoria in Syon Park, London and hosted by celebrities Gloria Hunniford and Mike Read.

Brendan said he was 'honoured and pleased' and added: "Not to sound immodest but it is nice to have some recognition and to be appreciated."

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