OBE to Club Chairman
This story happened on: 29/12/2018
The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Caravan and Motorhome Club and to charity.
Grenville Chamberlain said, “I am deeply moved and honoured to receive this award which I believe reflects the outstanding contribution our Club makes not only to society today but also to those less fortunate than ourselves.
The benefits are clear from the results of the work of our staff at East Grinstead and across the sites network, the dedication of our many volunteers and our loyal members who all do so much to enable their fellow members to enjoy themselves to the full.
Across the Club many people work incredibly hard to raise much needed funds to help charities, both national and local, and although this award bears my name it is clear recognition of the efforts of them all.”
Caravanning since the age of seven, Grenville joined the Club in 1981. Throughout his 37 years of dedicated commitment to the organisation he has participated in the full breadth of Club activities, not only in the UK, but also internationally with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to champion road safety initiatives.
Grenville served on various Club Centres, Councils and Committees and was elected Club Chairman in October 2007. He tours some 12,000 miles each year with his family and spends over 40 weekends each year attending Club events and supporting members.
One of Grenville’s sporting passions is cycling and he led a Club team of 140 riders in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in 2010 that raised £42,000 for the British Heart Foundation, which was his Chairman’s nominated charity. He then raised £103,000 over a three-year period for British Heart Foundation.
A wonderful achievement and having personally received Grenville's help and support whilst working at the Club, I am delighted that his hard work and dedication has been recognised.