30 December 2015

Following the release of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list we would like to congratulate one of our volunteers who was named amongst a list of so many deserving individuals.

Martin Lawrence, who has been involved with Crimestoppers for over 11 years in Northamptonshire, was awarded an MBE for his services to crime prevention thanks to his tireless work in the county that has seen hundreds of criminals brought to justice and hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of drugs and goods recovered.

Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence MBE

Martin’s work with young people has also been invaluable to the charity, working to promote our youth service Fearless, and playing a key role as our Universities Ambassador in the setup of our new project, SaferU, which will roll out in 2016.

Our Chief Executive, Mark Hallas, was delighted by the news of Martin’s honour, and wished to add his congratulations on this special award.

He said: “The above is just a snapshot of the work Martin has carried out, there is so much more he has achieved in working with vulnerable people and youth especially.

“He has a wider commitment to the voluntary sector, which is highlighted by a number of roles that he holds alongside his Crimestoppers one, and for this reason I feel he is a worthy recipient of his MBE.

“I would like to personally congratulate him on behalf of all of us at Crimestoppers, and of course thank him for everything he has done over the past 11 years.”