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NCVO chair Martyn Lewis dedicates knighthood to voluntary sector

Martyn Lewis, NCVO’s chair of trustees, has been awarded a knighthood for services to the voluntary sector, particularly the hospice movement, in the 2016 new year's honours.

Martyn said:

I would like to share this honour with the thousands of inspirational people in the voluntary sector whom I've had the privilege of working with over the last three decades. This is a tribute to them and the difference they make to our society every single day.

Former NCVO vice chair Jo Ash, chair of Southampton Voluntary Services, was among scores of others also honoured for their work in the voluntary sector, receiving a CBE.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said:

I'm delighted that both NCVO’s current chair and former vice chair have been recognised in the new year's honours list. Both of them have contributed an astonishing amount to the voluntary sector and I offer them my heartfelt congratulations.

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