Congratulations to one of Aggie’s longest standing supporters, Len Whiffen. With Len’s latest generous donation to Aggie’s (for which we are extremely grateful) we were delighted to receive the news that he has deservedly been awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - in recognition of his contribution to the community. He received the medal at a school near his home with approximately 800 students giving him a standing ovation.
Len was born in Newfoundland before it was confederated with Canada, and so he served in the Royal Navy during World War II. After volunteering from High School in 1939 he served from 1940 – 1945, and has many happy memories of the impact that Aggie Weston’s Royal Sailors’ Rests, and their staff, had on his life during this time. He has been a regular donor ever since. Len continues to volunteer his time and talents to the community and church in many ways, and particularly as part of the ’Memory Project’ which connects veterans to classrooms to enhance awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. With his extensive wartime experience he has plenty of stories to tell. It is not often that the children meet someone for whom ‘Sink the Bismarck’ is a memory rather than a film!
We are honoured and humbled to count Len as one of our supporters and we pass our warmest congratulations back across the Atlantic to him. God bless you Len – and thank you!
For more information about the Memory project, visit their website, http://www.thememoryproject.com