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Nigel Stourton CBE RIP

Nigel Stourton, distinguished former Hospitaller of the British Association, founding member and former Chairman of the Orders of St John Homes Care Trust (OSJCT), who died on 22 June, was dedicated to serving those in need. He was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of working with him and greatly loved and respected. He was appointed CBE in 2008 for his tireless charitable work in helping to care for others – a mission he carried out all his life.

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