Steve Mansell, regular user of the Leisure Centre has been awarded the MBE of the volunteering world.

The award is given to regional volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Steve who has been a user of the leisure centre for the past 30years, went to pick up the award at Buckingham Palace and said “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a event at Buckingham Palace and we were so excited to go”

Steve’s charitable services don’t just stop at the disability charity. He is a constant presence within the leisure centre, helping out at all major events such as the annual Wantage Triathlon.