Fife man presented with OBE

A Fife's man has speaking of his pride after receiving an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Paul Okroj  from Dunfermline has been recognised for his services to charity and his volunteer work with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

The 48-year-old is said to be responsible for doubling the number of people who help others with a chest or heart illness.

Speaking to Kingdom FM News, Mr Okroj said: "I am truly honoured to receive this award.  

"However, the people who really should get this are the thousands of people who give their time to make a difference through volunteering.  

"Their efforts are truly heroic and they change lives.  

"I am passionate about sharing the impact and the difference volunteering makes across Scotland.  

"I believe that highlighting the significant contribution that volunteering fosters inclusive and resilient communities.  

"Volunteering is critical to improving societal and wellbeing in Scotland. 

"Volunteers are vital to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’ No Life Half Lived strategy.

"Quite simply, we cannot support the 1in 5 people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke conditions without the time, support and commitment of our volunteers."

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