Hull 4 Heroes founder and chairman Paul Matson has received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award for services to veterans.

The Points of Light award is given to outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community.

Paul said that he was “Blown Away” to recieve the award, “To have been awarded this prestigious award is very humbling. I must point out that I’m surrounded by an amazing bunch of people, firstly in my partner Susan who backs me 100%, and of course my friends at team ‘Hull 4 Heroes’, without whom we would not be as far down the line. After two years of charity status we are six months from starting construction on our Transitional Veterans Village. Receiving an award such as this will only fuel our motivation. I’ve a feeling like I’ve never felt before, I can only compare it to what I think it would feel like if I won the lottery. Thank you so so much.”