Grave custodian wins Prime Minister’s award
Friday 25th July 2014 @ 13:06 by Max Wieland
Community Hyde News

A former drum major who tends the graves of soldiers and ensures they are remembered has been handed a special award by the Prime Minister.

HERO: Ron with assembled dignitaries at the site of one of the graves he tends (pictured last year).

HERO: Ron with assembled dignitaries at the site of one of the graves he tends (pictured last year).

Ron Andrew, of Hyde, has become the 66th person in the UK to be handed a new volunteering award by David Cameron.

The 84-year-old, who for years has looked after more than 40 plots at Hyde Cemetery by keeping them tidy and placing poppy crosses on them at his own expense, was given the Point of Light award in recognition of the impact he has on the community.

– You can read the full story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (July 24).