We are proud to announce that today, three of our Charity Ambassadors were recognised for their bravery at The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons.
Les Binns, Al Hodgson, and Kim Hughes were all shortlisted for the Awards in a ceremony that took place at The Army & Navy Club in London. In total, there were four award categories: Outstanding Military Bravery, Against All Odds, Community Champion, and Hero Pet. The awards celebrated the achievements of exceptional people (and animals!) from varying backgrounds and professions.
Leslie Binns and WO1 Kim Hughes GC RLC were both finalists in the Outstanding Military Bravery category and, in an extremely competitive field, Kim was eventually announced as the winner.
In 2009, Kim was on patrol in Afghanistan with his Royal Logistic Corps Search team, when a soldier stood on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and was seriously injured. The two-stretcher bearers who went in to recover the casualty triggered another IED, killing them both instantly and further injuring the initial casualty. Kim stepped in and neutralised seven additional IEDs – five of them manually – and his team were able to extract the casualties and continue the patrol. Kim was awarded the George Cross for his bravery.