Photo Caption: Rotarian Garth Corbett (l) and Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald - a real gentleman

Jim McDonald, has been highly honoured for his work in the voluntary sector. Among his many awards and titles, he is a CBE, a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order –presented for services to the Royal Family – a Justice of the Peace and a former Deputy Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast. Unusually, his efforts have also been acknowledged by the Pope, who made him a Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory and a Knight Commander of the Order of The Holy Sepulchre. He told us about some of the RVO recipients he had met over the years at the bi-annual church ceremony at Windsor, who had given outstanding service in life-threatening circumstances. He is justifiably very proud to have been honoured in this way, and is one of only seventeen members at various levels of the award in Northern Ireland.

Story by: DA

 



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