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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby peter » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:19 pm

Woo-Hoo!
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Tigger » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:07 pm

I got it for services to vulnerable people. 39 years in the NHS, third sector and local government, but that's just my job. As far as I know the Department of Health nominated me, supported by the Local Government Association and endorsed by my boss.

Since I went to Gloucestershire in 2010 I have done a lot of regional and national work, most recently on the Prime Minister's Challenge for dementia, so I'm sure that has been a factor. All that said, it's just stuff that I feel passionate about and nothing more than anybody else is doing.

I've just been lucky!

I was hoping James would get his OBE this year so we could go together to St James' Palace but 'twas not to be. :(
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Motherwoman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:07 am

Well done again Tigger, it's so good to hear of people who achieve recognition for doing the things that really matter to people and not for being a celebrity..not that you aren't a celebrity to us of course! :D

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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby retropants » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:37 am

Absolutely wonderful Tigger, well done indeed :)
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Pa Snip » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:47 pm

nothing more than anybody else is doing

Tigger it is that sort of laudable modesty which has led to you being nominated and accepted for such an honour.

This is what the honours should be about


Once again,, congratulations
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Westi » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:03 pm

Commendable Tigger!

Service's to Dementia should be recognized, the poor individuals suffering it may not realize they are actually dying & neither do their friends & family. The saddest thing is the way the poor individuals get into the institution called the NHS! Not the best place for those vulnerable people!

Well Done!

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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Cider Boys » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:02 pm

Congratulations Tigger, it is good to know that your efforts have been recognised. I too worked for the NHS for eleven years as a Medical Engineer up to my retirement and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did not receive an O.B.E. but I did receive a few cards from some of the nurses thanking me for my efforts in being so helpful in repairing their medical equipment so promptly. When my wife read the cards she said "Who is this wonderful man? I certainly don't recognise him!". Unfortunately I still get teased about it by my daughter, sister, sister in law and all who my wife likes to relate the tale to. Still I do look back on my life in the various types of engineering I did and it is with the most fondness that I remember my time spent in an EBME department of the NHS.

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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Tigger » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:55 pm

Thank you. :oops:
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Ricard with an H » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:58 pm

I hadn't read this thread thinking it to be a joke I wouldn't understand because I'm still a newcomer to this forum, after three pages I needed to know what I was missing.

I still don't understand the reason behind some honours though after reading all the comments and congratulations I feel this is what honours are about.

What a lovely achievement through being a nice hard-working person and impressing enough people to push you to the front.

Well done.
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Re: Tigger OBE

Postby Chantal » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:48 pm

Congratulations Tigger old friend, what an absolutely brilliant end to an a really difficult year for you.

Gutted James can't make it with you but hey, you can't have everything :wink:
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