Arise ” Sir” John!

John Kiddell, a former accountant and resident of Madrid, has been presented with a British Empire Medal for his services to the British community at an event held at the Ambassador´s Residence. Over five decades he has volunteered for a whole range of British groups and charities in Madrid, including offering his accounting skills for free, to groups as diverse as the British Chamber of Commerce, St George’s Anglican Church, the British Ladies Association, the British Benevolent Fund, and the British Cemetery Committee in Madrid.

“John Kiddell stands out as one of a kind for his sustained contribution to so many groups in Madrid over so many decades, always in a humble and understated manner. Many of these organisations would simply not exist today were it not for his time and skill”, said the British Ambassador Simon Manley. 

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