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Prestigious volunteer award

IBMS Fellows Sue Alexander and Manfred Almeida have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Sue and Manfred won the award as part of a group of London-based scientists, who organise the annual science4u event. Now in its 17th year, the event aims to inspire less advantaged school pupils from across London into science.

Sue said: “As a founder member of the group and its secretary, I am really pleased that we have been recognised with this award. We have been running the events for 16 years with hundreds of school students attending, keynote speakers, a wide variety of hands on activities and many volunteers giving up time on the day to man stands.

IBMS Chief Executive Jill Rodney said: “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Sue, Manfred and all the volunteers who have been awarded this exceptional honour.”  

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