Two Hamptonians were recently awarded Honours by Her Majesty The Queen.
David Peppiatt OH (1987) received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Medal in recognition of his remarkable humanitarian relief work with the British Red Cross. For over 25 years, David has been at the forefront of international disaster operations. He led the British Red Cross response to the Syria crisis, Haiti earthquake and Bangladesh cyclone disaster and is currently involved in the growing crisis in Afghanistan as well as drought operation in the Horn of Africa. David is also spearheading a global initiative to scale-up the use of cash assistance allowing money to be transferred directly to the victims of international disasters with the aim of giving them more control over how to rebuild their lives.
Ollie Stanhope OH (2016) was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours list. A stalwart of the Hampton Boat Club, Ollie represented his School at Henley Royal Regatta on two occasions: racing in the Temple Challenge Cup in 2015 before moving up to the first eight to contest the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup in 2016. In 2021, Ollie was selected to compete in the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four at the Tokyo Paralympics, going on to win Gold. His crew have had some impressive results in recent years, winning the World Championships three years in a row and recently winning the European Championships in Varese, Italy.
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