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Charity worker awarded the Order of Mercy for distinguished voluntary service

Dorothy House volunteer Paul Hewitt, from Frome has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for his voluntary service over many years. 

The awards ceremony took place at The Mansion House, in the City of London last Friday, in the presence of HRH Princess Katerina of Yugoslavia, The Lady Mayoress of London (Locum Tenens) and many other distinguished guests.

The Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy said “Mr Hewitt has done extraordinary work for those most in need. He is a marvellous example of someone whose longstanding and voluntary dedication to the service and welfare of others is noteworthy and remarkable and we were delighted to be able to make this well deserved award to him.”

The League of Mercy, originally created in 1899 for the encouragement and recognition of voluntary work in hospitals and the community, was refounded as a nationwide registered charity in 1999 and now continues the work of the original founder, the then Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. For more information on the League of Mercy please visit

Dorothy House Hospice is a local charity that provides care and support for people in the community with a life-limiting illness. For further information please contact Dorothy House Hospice Care on telephone number: 01225 722988

Picture: Frome’s Paul Hewitt (left) accepts his medal from the Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy.

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