5th January 2017

The award of an MBE to victims campaigner Alex Bunting has been
described as “thoroughly deserved recognition for a tireless champion for
victims and survivors of the  Troubles particularly those severely

Sandra Peake the Chief Executive Officer of the WAVE Trauma Centre which is the largest cross community victims and survivors support group in Northern Ireland was speaking following the publication of the New Years Honours list today (Friday 30 December 2016).

Alex was severely injured in an undercar booby trap bomb placed under his taxi on 21st October 1991. Alex lost his left leg and suffered
multiple injuries when the bomb exploded. His passenger was also injured.

Ms Peake continued:

“Alex has made an outstanding personal contribution to the cause of
trying to ensure that victims and survivors of Northern Ireland’s Troubles are not pushed to the margins. 

He is a powerful advocate as a member of the Victims’ Forum and as a
leading campaigner for a special pension for those severely injured the vast majority of whom, like Alex, were injured through no fault of their own.

All at WAVE as well as his family and friends are absolutely delighted
that his commitment and drive has been recognised”.