TONY EATON, BCAv
TONY EATON, BCAv Nottinghamshire Tony, of Worksop, has worked tirelessly for various charities over the past 30 years, including Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, the British Heart Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease and Help for Heroes, raising tens of thousands of pounds and positively impacting on countless people. This has been achieved despite the fact that Tony has been disabled since 1979, after a drunken lorry driver hit his vehicle and he was told he would never walk or work again.
Over the next few years, Tony gradually learned to walk again. Since the accident, he has endured more than 36 operations but has never let his injuries or disability get in his way. Despite Tony being in constant pain, he has always worked hard to help others within his local community and has completed many marathons, half marathons and bike rides for charity. He recently retired from his role as a Major in Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force, where he worked with young adults and young children.
Tony is employed as a regional manager for Help for Heroes, and previously volunteered as an Ambulance first responder. He was also the local neighbourhood coordinator and still helps out the older community in his patch. Tony has been disabled for some considerable time, but vowed that once he had recovered sufficiently enough from his injuries he would give something back to those that helped him.
Tony recently collected an Award from the people in the local community as the ‘most influential person of the year’, and was proud to be selected as an Olympic Torch bearer in 2012.
Nominated by Julie Eaton