Harry Billinge Awarded MBE In New Year Honours
“It was far from my mind that I was ever going to be recognised for doing a bit of a collection for the blokes who never came back.”
D-Day Veteran and “fundraiser extraordinaire” Harry Billinge, who has now raised more than £30,000 for the Normandy Memorial Trust, is made MBE in the New Year Honours. The Trust is so proud of him and his remarkable commitment to honour his fallen comrades.
BBC Breakfast asked him how he felt about being awarded this prestigious title:
94 year old war veteran Harry Billinge is made an MBE for Services to Charitable Fundraising 🎖👏 Here's his reaction: ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/wueNsl1zIe
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) December 28, 2019
Take a look back at Harry’s incredible achievements over the course of 2019:
As ever, we are hugely grateful for Harry’s unwavering support and dedication to this special project. Congratulations, Harry!