David Ashman, Partnership Chairman at Reeves, has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his voluntary service to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help.
The Association was founded in 1885 and is the UK’s oldest national military charity. It provides financial, practical and emotional assistance to current or past serving men and women from the Army, Navy and RAF, and their families. SSAFA supports around 50,000 people each year with issues such as welfare, housing, health and social working, adoption and mentoring amongst others.
David is currently National Honorary Treasurer of SSAFA and first worked with the Kent branch for over 22 years as branch Treasurer. He became a trustee of the charity 9 years ago and has been National Honorary Treasurer for the past three years. David has been awarded an OBE for his voluntary service to SSAFA.
David, who is also one of Reeves’ charity and not for profit sector specialists, comments on receiving this award; “I am absolutely delighted to be recognised with this honour and for being part of such a deserving charity. The work SSAFA does is amazing and really makes a difference to people’s lives. It is a privilege to support the volunteers who do so much to assist serving and ex-service men, women and their families who are in need”.
Clive Stevens, Managing Partner at Reeves comments, “I am delighted that David should receive this as it is extremely well deserved for the amount of time, effort and expertise David has given SSAFA over a very long period of time”.