We are delighted to announce that the founder and current chairman of the PAS has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire – MBE.
The award comes about after Martyn was nominated by one or more members of the society over the past few years. He has been awarded the MBE for “services to people with Pernicious Anaemia”.
The process involves much secrecy and references from patients, medical professionals and other interested parties were collected to evaluate the nomination. Martyn was invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May of 2016 and he will be returning in the next 7 months for his official investiture.
The investiture is organised by the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James’ Palace.
Martyn was informed of his MBE in late November and one of the criteria for accepting the honour was that he would keep it strictly confidential.
We offer our congratulations to Martyn who has accepted the honour on behalf of all members and volunteers of the Pernicious Anaemia Society and send our thanks to all those involved in the process including the referees and nominators.
Well done Martyn Hooper MBE !
See also the Press release
Martyn Hooper, who has dedicated his life to fighting for better recognition of what he has dubbed a ‘forgotten disease’, also received an MBE.
Martyn, 57, from Brynmenyn, Bridgend, who received the recognition for his services to people with pernicious anaemia, said: “I am privileged to be made a member of this distinguished order and I accept it graciously on behalf of all those who help the PA Society do what it does.”