101-year-old Owen recognised by the Royal British Legion
Resident at Rowden House in Frome, 101-year old Owen Hillier MBE has been recognised with honourary lifetime membership of the Royal British Legion. He was presented with the accolade in recognition of his long service and contribution to the organisation’s work.
A lifetime of good works
Second World War veteran, Owen, was a member of the RAF police for Bomber Command, and later received an MBE for services to his local community in recognition of his work with Mendip District Council and the volunteering which he continued to undertake well into his nineties. During the Coronavirus lockdown, at the age of 98, he challenged himself to walk 100 metres a day to raise funds for Dorothy House, a charity which means a lot to his family.
A proud day
Becky Evans, Rowden House manager, says:
“We are all so proud of Owen, and the recognition he has so rightly received for his ongoing support of the Royal British Legion.
“It was wonderful to see Owen surrounded by friends, members of the RBL Frome branch (and his favourite therapy dog, Brodie!) to be presented with his certificate and honourary lifetime membership. Owen truly is an inspiration, and we are privileged to care for him.