Royal award for WaterAid volunteer

Frank Lawson, from Halifax, has received royal recognition for his support of WaterAid's work
Frank Lawson, from Halifax, has received royal recognition for his support of WaterAid's work

A Halifax man has received royal recognition for his support of WaterAid’s work to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest countries.

On October 11, Mr Lawson, a semi-retired water engineer from Halifax, was awarded the President’s Award - the charity’s highest honour, signed by Water Aid’s president HRH The Prince of Wales.

Mr Lawson, who was one of five dedicated supporters to be given the award said: “I am genuinely thrilled to be recognised for supporting WaterAid over the years. I was lucky enough to visit projects in Malawi and it made a huge impact on me. People working around the world for WaterAid are incredibly dedicated, helping to bring clean, precious water to those without it.”

Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid, said: “Frank is a very special man. He volunteers for WaterAid one day a week providing advice and support to country programmes and UK based teams. His ongoing dedication and commitment is inspiring to us all – staff members and partners throughout the world.”

WaterAid works in 27 countries to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.