Henry, 81, a resident in Halifax has been awarded the British Empire Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the community throughout his life.
The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire wrote to Henry informing him of this wonderful recognition for all his volunteering.
For over 60 years, Henry volunteered in many community projects. One of his long-term commitments was the Scouts which he worked with across Yorkshire including in; Huddersfield, Bradford and Halifax. Originally, he started in the Wolf Cubs and eventually became an Assistant District Commissioner for the Beaver Scouts in 1994, which is a position he held for 10 years.
Henry also loves gardening. Since moving to Stansfield Close in 2006 he has helped maintain the gardens on the scheme and enjoyed entering the resident garden competitions. For several years in a row, Stansfield Close was highly commended including being awarded first place twice. Even now, Henry still enjoys the gardens and helping his neighbours maintain their yards.
Henry said: “When I got the letter saying I would receive the award I was very excited! I always enjoyed working with the Scouts and seeing young people getting to do what they want and achieve their goals. I also still enjoy gardening, I don’t do as much as I used to, but I still like to help where I can. It’s great to see what you can do and how great it looks.”