In Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List, John Casson is awarded an MBE
Friday 7 June 2019
In the near future John will go to Buckingham Palace to receive the award from a member of the Royal Family.
John is absolutely delighted and very grateful to those who put his name forward as well as those who supported the nomination with references.
Way back in his teens, John dedicated time to helping others, and this is something he has tried to do all his life, particularly since semi-retiring in 2007, which has afforded him more time.
In his charity work, John has recognised those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the tragedy of Exercise Tiger, and the Russian Arctic Convoys, as well as Royal Marines who have been injured in recent conflicts. He has also helped young disadvantaged children locally, nationally and internationally, as well as other truly worthy causes.
Through his endeavours, John has raised over £500,000.
John’s biggest passion is the John Casson Foundation, which he formed in 2012 and which in itself has raised more than £250,000 to support children’s charities and worthwhile causes in the UK, India and Zambia. ‘I am very proud of the foundation,’ John said. ‘We have been able to make a real difference.
‘I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed amazing support and generosity in my endeavours to help others. People have been so generous in so many ways. I have met many wonderful people – those helping me and those I have helped.’