RAF veteran from Carlton Colville finishes runner-up in national awards ceremony
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An injured RAF veteran has finished second in an awards ceremony which marked his bravery and dedicated charity work.
Kevin Ogilvie was just 22 when an explosion in Afghanistan in 2013 left him paralysed from the chest down.
He and his wife Amie have been forced to adapt to his life in a wheelchair. But due to their dedicated fundraising efforts for the RAF Benevolent Fund, who supported Kevin after he was injured, they were rewarded in a nomination for The People's Choice Award at the fifth annual Soldiering On Awards.
Mr Ogilvie recently went to the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster after trying to win votes from members of the public who could text in to support various worthwhile charities.
However, Mr Ogilvie was beaten to the award on the night by The Gurkha Welfare Trust, voted for by the readers of The Daily Telegraph.
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Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE – chairman of the Soldiering on Through Life Trust which supports injured service personnel, their families and promotes military charities – said: 'To our service personnel, their families and the charities that support them, you have a special place in the nation's heart. You are an inspiration to us all. You are all winners tonight.'
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