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NI Lieutenant Stephen Lyons 'humbled' by Point of Light award from Boris Johnson

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Shining light: NI Lieutenant recognised for community work

Shining light: NI Lieutenant recognised for community work

Shining light: NI Lieutenant recognised for community work

An Army Cadet Force Lieutenant from Ballymoney who led his unit round doors during the pandemic delivering food parcels to the vulnerable has received Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Points of Light award.

Lieutenant Stephen Lyons joined the Army Cadet Force 11 years ago after a long career in the reserve army and has since changed the lives of many of his cadets. During the pandemic, he has been an inspiration for his community, delivering regular food parcels, and distributing gifts to isolated older people at Christmas.

Lt Lyons also set up virtual bike rides, walks and exercise classes during lockdown to keep hundreds of cadets here mentally and physically well.

Lt Lyons said: "I feel extremely humbled to be recognised for my efforts by the Prime Minister's Office, especially at this time when so many people are volunteering to help others in such difficult times. I believe this represents all the hard work done by all those adults for young people in the Army Cadet Force."

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