Dickie Bird receives OBE
Published 16th May 2012
Ex-umpire Dickie Bird receives OBE from Prince of Wales. Dickie officially opened Rievaulx House in 2008 for Meridian Healthcare
The team at Rievaulx House and Meridian Healthcare extend their congratulations to Dickie Bird on receiving the OBE at the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 15 May 2012.
Mr Bird, from Yorkshire, became part of the Meridian team for a day back in 2008 when he officially opened Rievaulx House in Leeds. He is pictured here with Meridian's non-exec Director Mr Alan Wainwright alongside the official opening plaque at the home.
In thanks for Mr Bird's services to Rievaulx House, the home made a donation to his charitable foundation the Dickie Bird Foundation which helps under privileged kids.
Rievualx House went on to win the Pinders Healthcare Design Award for Best New Development in 2009. Fittingly, given our connection with Dickie Bird, the award was presented to the Meridian team at a gala luncheon at Lords Cricket Ground in London.
For more information about Rievaulx House visit: www.meridiancare.co.uk/rievaulxhouse
Rievaulx House was the second Meridian care home to win a national design award. White Rose House in Holmfirth won the award in 2004 and is still widely regarded today as one of the best care home designs in the UK.
Meridian's most recent design success is The Millbrook which opened in October 2011 and was awarded the national Pinders Award in 2012 for Best New Small develpment at a gala luncheon held at Lords Cricket ground in London.