West Suffolk Hospital Volunteer 88 Year old Ron meets the Queen at Windsor Castle

A Volunteer at West Suffolk Hospital met the queen yesterday.

Ron Knight, 88, who has volunteered at the hospitals eye clinic for the last ten years, met the queen at a Windsor Castle reception honouring the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Ron -who has lost his wife, daughter and a grandson in the last ten years -says being an NHS volunteer ‘saved him’ and has given him as much pleasure as it has the patients and staff he helps.

Ron reckons he has at least another ten years work in him.