Platinum champ Keith honoured by award

AN AGE UK volunteer was praised for advocating for older folk in Rotherham as he picked up a Platinum Champion award.

Community-minded Keith Stringer was one of 490 recipients across the country — but the only one in the borough — in honour of the Queen’s jubilee.

He currently leads a small team who run the Age UK Rotherham/Bevan Crescent Community Group in Maltby.

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As well as championing Age UK, Keith has supported various other good causes and his community efforts were recently recognised by Maltby Town Council.

Lesley Dabell, Age UK Rotherham chief executive, said: “Keith is such an incredibly caring and genuinely kind-hearted person who has been a great advocate for Age UK Rotherham for many years.

“He stands out from the crowd but does it in such unassuming and selfless ways and always puts other people first.

“Keith speaks out about issues affecting older people and is a fantastic example of how older people contribute and make a difference in their communities.

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“Keith really deserves this award for everything he's done and continues to do for older people in Rotherham.”

Keith received a specially designed pin and signed certificate from the Duchess of Cornwall.

He said: “I just can’t believe what is happening to me at the moment. I hope no-one wakes me up. I hope I’m not dreaming.”