FOR two decades Alexander Johnston, better known as Sandy, has given up his time to help those who have acquired brain injuries.

Having been an integral part of the team at Headway charity, based in Homefield Way, Basingstoke, Sandy was recognised for his dedication, being named as Volunteer of the Year.

At a ceremony held on Friday, 8 December in London, Sandy was presented with his award by double Olympic gold medal winning rower James Cracknell.

Sandy started volunteering for the charity after his son Daniel was left for dead by a hit-and-run driver, and he wanted to give back to the organisation which helped with Daniel’s rehabilitation.

Heather Jury, service manager at Headway Basingstoke, said: “Sandy’s dedication to the clients and the charity is valued beyond description.We all love Sandy dearly and appreciate everything he has done and continues to do for Headway Basingstoke.”