Local Man wins Award for Services to the Rehabilitation Unit at RAF Halton

  |  Published: Nov 21st 2016

Flight Sergeant Matt Rodda recently returned to work in RAF Halton’s Regional Rehabilitation Unit after time in the gymnasium and Airmen’s Command Squadron. The move seemed like a challenge to Matt and he received help from one of the contractors, Mr Adam Parker, who guided him through the transition spending time at work and out of hours bringing him back up to speed.

In appreciation Matt and another physiotherapist, Mr Tom Cross, decided to put Adam forward for a minor award scheme and he was this week presented with a plaque, £50 Amazon gift voucher and a celebratory bottle of port.

The citation read: ‘Over the four and a half years which Mr Adam Parker has worked at the Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU), he has consistently demonstrated an ability to work above and beyond his position as an Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI).  His drive and determination has not gone unnoticed and the Staff at the RRU feel this commitment, dedication to his role, and work ethic deserve higher recognition.

Matt said: “I returned to rehab after six years and Adam was good enough to help my transition back into the rehab world giving me guidance, out of hours assistance and inspired me with his own unique style and professionalism. Myself and Mr Tom Cross, physiotherapist at the RRU, decided that his hard work and enthusiasm deserved recognition and I went through the process of the Minor Award Scheme which was successful.”

Adam said: “I had no idea of the award but it was certainly a wonderful surprise. My colleagues managed to keep it a secret right up until the time of the presentation. I felt immensely proud to receive the award, especially considering it was organised to my delight by my colleagues. To be recognised for your contribution by others who you greatly respect and enjoy working with is a real honour. It was a very proud moment in my career as an Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor in the MOD.”

The award was for ‘Recognition of the Contribution of Mr Adam Parker to Rehabilitation Dec 2011 – Dec 2016’.

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