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David Sawyer MBE

The Mayor, Councillor Dee Simson cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new Sensory Room at Hamilton Lodge School
© Tony Mould

David Sawyer, MBE is a Brighton resident who has dedicated his life to voluntary work and fundraising for charity. For twenty-nine years he served as a Trustee and Governor for Hamilton Lodge School, he also spent many years fundraising for the school whilst working at American Express during the 1980s. Hamilton Lodge is a school and college for deaf students aged 5-19 years. which offers residential boarding for students from all over the country.

This week he was invited to Hamilton Lodge for a special ceremony to mark the opening of a new Sensory Room. Billy McInally, Principal said in his address to the invited audience:-

“In gratitude to David Sawyer, we are naming our new Sensory room after him for his long service. His commitment to the school and our pupils has been outstanding and we wanted to acknowledge all he has done for us since he was a paperboy aged just 15.”

The new Sensory Room was officially opened by the Mayor of Brighton and Hove Cllr Dee Simson. The Mayor, and local MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle made speeches praising David Sawyer for his life-long record of voluntary service and his commitment to the city’s deaf children.

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