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A MAN has been awarded the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s highest honour.

George McAleese, the chairman of the Gosport and Fareham branch, received the Shining Star Award, at the branch’s annual general meeting.

He has done a lot of charity work, including raising £12,000 by organising a group skydive, which included Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage.

At the meeting Mr McAleese paid tribute to the four principal officers, giving them bouquets of flowers in appreciation of their hard work.

Those were Juliette Hewitt, the secretary and welfare officer, Pam Rigg, the treasurer, Mave Hiseman vice-chairman and events organiser, and Ken Reeves, a fundraiser.

The Shining Star Award scheme is for volunteers who make outstanding contributions to work for people with MS.