Albert gets royal seal of approval for work

Albert Whiting receives his award from H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Picture by British Ceremonial Arts Ltd.

Albert Whiting receives his award from H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Picture by British Ceremonial Arts Ltd.

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A Monkseaton man has been royally recognised for his work in the community.

Albert Whiting was at Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Albert, of Seaton Crescent, was honoured for his voluntary work in North Tyneside, the UK and abroad, over more than 40 years.

He said he was humbled to be awarded the MBE.

Last year he received a Gold Commendation Award from North Tyneside Council for his contribution to his local community.

In recent years he also has had honours from Rotary International for his work in India and the United Kingdom, while last year received a long-service award from St Oswald’s Hospice for 25 years of volunteering and fundraising.

He has also held honorary public posts in the north east, been a district councillor and school governor, and supported a large number of locally-based charities.