On Monday 27th September 2021 my wife and I attended an Investiture at Westminster Abbey as I was awarded the British Empire Medal ( BEM ) in the queens Birthday Honours List for services during Covid-19 to rough sleepers, frontline workers and families in need. The boroughs that I worked in were Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. My award was presented by Sir Kenneth Olisa Lord- Lieutenant to Greater London on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
Frank with his wife Paula inside Westminster Abbey.
Sir Kenneth Olisa , Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.
Frank wearing his BEM, with his wife Paula.
Hand cream and hand sanitizers for staff at Whipps Cross Hospital by FTS 2020 , This was done on a regular basis for over several months through the kindness of the local community
Tesco , Leytonstone donated gifts towards staff at Whipps Cross Hospital ,and Easter Eggs. FTS ALSO bought enough eggs to give to every nurse and doctor in the hospital who were doing an amazing job throughout the pandemic. 2020...
Frank delivering food to Project Malachi this is a housing complex for rough sleepers in Ilford, FTS throughout the whole of Covid-19 brought food, clothing and toiletries for the clients and staff which was always appreciated. FTS continues to support Project Malachi in any way we can and welcomes any donations, clothing and food.
FTS brought all kinds of donated food to staff working at Whipps Cross Hospital ,Newham General and Homerton Hospital throughout Covid -19. Considering the scale of of the pandemic this was the least FTS could do to let the staff know that the public were thinking of them.
FTS runs a food bank which feeds families and individuals living in Newham, Waltham Forest , Redbridge , Baking & Dagenham and Hackney. Frank delivers the food by car and relies on donations for fuel and car maintenance which makes this possible for him to do.
Frank with a rough sleeper in Ilford town centre, FTS fed and clothed rough sleepers every day leading up to the first lock down in the UK.
Breakfast bag delivery in Stratford Centre during the lead up to the first lock down of Covid -19, most of the rough sleepers who slept in the mall were given accommodation and are still there at this present moment in time which is great news indeed.
Frank with Samantha White manager of the Carpenters & Dockland Centre , Samantha has given huge support to Feed The Streetz by giving sleeping bags (picture) and food which was given to rough sleepers in Stratford Mall before Covid -19.
Hello my name is Frank Charles and I am 52 years of age , I am retired from full time work due to having stage four blood cancer and cancer of the bone marrow. After completing the last two items on my bucket list in 2015 all that remains is for FCGAGA to be very active in the community helping where we can bringing a little joy and comfort to those in need.