Sternian Rupert Whitaker Awarded OBE

Rupert Whitaker (right) with co-founder of The Terrence Higgins Trust, Martyn Butler (right).

Rupert Whitaker (1980, Summerfield, B310) has been awarded with an OBE for his Services to Charity and to Public Health in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Rupert, along with co-founder of The Terrence Higgins Trust, Martyn Butler (left), received this prestigious award for their work to support people who have been affected by HIV in the year that marks 40 years since the charity begun.

The Terrence Higgins Trust posted the following quote from Rupert:

“I’m deeply honoured for my work to be recognised in this way. We’ve come a very long way since Terry’s death 40 years ago and the darkest days of the HIV pandemic, and I’m glad to have played a part through co-founding Terrence Higgins Trust and my community-work internationally, as well as my public health and medical work professionally,” he said.

“This award recognises work that many, many of us have done over the years and I hope it encourages us all to continue to fight for respect and inclusive change, crucial work that, more usually, remains unnoticed.”

To find out more about The Terrence Higgins Trust and the work they do please visit their website