James Nesbitt Honour “Thoroughly Deserved”: WAVE Trauma Centre.
4th January 2016
The OBE awarded to actor and WAVE Trauma Centre patron James Nesbitt in the New Years’ Honours List is ‘...thoroughly deserved recognition not only because he is a great ambassador for Northern Ireland through his work but also because of his active and practical support for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland over many
years’ the CEO of the WAVE Trauma Centre Sandra Peake has said.
Speaking following the publication of the New Years Honours List Ms Peake said:
‘Since Jimmy became a patron WAVE in 2000 he has been a constant source of support for our work with victims and survivors. He has raised funds without which WAVE simply could not have delivered the range of services that are essential to those who need them most.
He also de stigmatised talking about the Troubles by highlighting the impact on those bereaved and injured. But more than that he does so much that is below the radar particularly with the Families of the Disappeared. Everyone in WAVE is delighted that his compassionate and caring support for those who have suffered during the Troubles is recognised’