Skip to content
4 April 2024

Prime Minister describes St Michael's fundraiser as "an inspiration to us all"

St Michael's supporter Mike Pullin honoured by the Prime Minister

Mike Pullin received the Points of Light award following a letter from Rishi Sunak

One of our longest-serving fundraisers has been praised for his incredible volunteering by the Prime Minister.

Rishi Sunak described 87-year-old Mike Pullin as “an inspiration to us all” in a letter awarding the Hospice Angels founder with a Points of Light gong.

Starting in the mid-Nineties, Mike has helped raise an astonishing £700,000 for St Michael’s, with the help of his Angels fundraising group.

In January, his achievements received national recognition during a feature on the BBC’s One Show. Millions of viewers watched as many of his friends sent video messages congratulating him on his dedication to St Michael’s, while TV stars Stephen Fry and Alexander Armstrong were among those to express their gratitude.

The letter from the Prime Minister confirmed Mike is one of the latest recipients of the Points of Light Award, which is given to inspirational volunteers from across the UK.

“Your dedicated fundraising is not just helping the Hospice to continue providing excellent care, it is an inspiration to us all,” said Rishi Sunak in his letter. The PM added: “On behalf of the whole country, thank you.”

Mike said he was shocked to receive the Award.

“I couldn’t believe it, and it’s just great for St Michael’s to be in the thoughts of the Prime Minister.”

Sign up now to hear about how we care for families across Herefordshire and beyond and how you can help