Adventurer Bear Grylls has sent a poignant video tribute to a popular Scout leader who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Tragic Lynn Mauger, 47, is in a hospice receiving end-of-life care after her devastating diagnosis just five weeks ago.
Bear – who is Britain’s Chief Scout – has awarded her the prestigious Medal for Meritorious Conduct in recognition of the huge impact she has made.
His citation says: “In recognition of her dedication to Scouting despite coping with a progressive health condition, her commitment to others in Scouting is truly inspirational and displays her great strength of character.”
In an accompanying video message the writer and TV presenter says: “You are in our thoughts, you are in our prayers. What an incredible lady you are.