'I just want disabled people to be given the same opportunities' (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Julian Treves Brown from Radlett honoured at awards ceremony
A dedicated Radlett volunteer who makes a difference to the lives of others was honoured at Hertsmere’s Civic Awards on Saturday night.
Julian Treves Brown, of The Dell, was amongst the nine people who were recognised for their work in the community.
About 200 guests attended the Civic Dinner in Elstree studios, where there was also a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction to raise money for Herts Air Ambulance.
Julian, 44, works as a full-time carer and still has time to be chairman of the Bushey and Watford PHAB (Physically disabled and Able bodied) Club.
The club, which Julian has been involved with for 25 years, organises social activities and events which act as a way of bringing able-bodied and disabled people together.
Julian said: "I just wanted disabled people to be given the same opportunities as everyone else, and for them to have fun and to break down the barriers."
Julian said he was surprised to win the award, as he did not know he was going to receive it until his name was read out at the ceremony.
The PHAB chairman is also a trustee of Lincolnsfields Children’s Centre, a registered children’s charity that provides opportunities for children and adults with or without special needs.