Funeral director is named a hero’ on BBC Essex radio

PUBLISHED: 15:56 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 21:30 29 May 2010

FORMER Dunmow man Gary Neill of Daniel Robinson & Sons can now officially say he is a hero, and he has the certificate to prove it. Mr Neill, managing director of the funeral directors that has a branch in Dunmow, said: I was sitting in a hotel in Bright

FORMER Dunmow man Gary Neill of Daniel Robinson & Sons can now officially say he is a hero, and he has the certificate to prove it.

Mr Neill, managing director of the funeral directors that has a branch in Dunmow, said: "I was sitting in a hotel in Brighton having breakfast when I received a call from BBC Essex's Ian Wyatt saying I was live on air had been named Hero of the Week."

A BBC spokesman said: "The award is a regular feature on Mr Wyatt's mid-morning Saturday show to praise people who have supported charity."

Mr Neill received his award partly for raising £35,000 for Farleigh Hospice.

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