The Prime Minister awarded Andrew Baker from Didcot for his organisation ‘Play2Give’ which has raised over £220,000 for local causes throughout Oxfordshire.

On January 28 Mr Baker went to parliament to meet with his MP for Wantage and Didcot, David Johnston, and receive the award.

Mr Baker received the Points of Light award for his continuous charity work since the age of 14 despite being born with a brain injury.

Mr Baker was joined by his mum, Ann and community officer for 'Play2Give', Mathew Norris at the award ceremony.

Mr Johnston presented the award on behalf of Boris Johnson, who recognised Mr Baker for his work as an individual volunteer.

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In a letter to Mr Baker Boris Johnson wrote: "I am lost in admiration for remarkable people like yourself who freely give up your time to improve the lives of others.

"I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how your fundraising over the past 18 years, in tribute to the treatment you received as a child born with a brain injury, has transformed services at Oxford Children's Hospital and supported causes throughout the county."

Mr Baker is the latest recipient and is the 1290th winner of the Points of Light award, which recognises volunteers who are making a change in their community.