Barbara has visited Marie Burns to present her with replacement military medals for those lost in the gas explosion which destroyed her home.
Barbara and her team had put in a request to the Ministry of Defence to trace and to replace the medals awarded to Marie Burns’ father in World War Two.
“Marie has been through such a lot with the injuries from the gas explosion and the loss of all she possessed, including her father’s medals. My team and I thought it would be good if we could help Marie by trying to get her father’s medals replaced. The Ministry of Defence were a help in doing this.
“It was great to meet Marie and hear about her experiences. I have real admiration for the way she has come through her injuries – she is a very strong person.”
Marie Burns said:
“I was very upset about the loss of my dad’s medals, so I am very grateful to Barbara for finding the replacements and for visiting my home to give them to me. The medals are very important to me and I am pleased to have them back.”