Keith Duffy Receives Honorary Fellowship For His Work With Autism
Keith Duffy has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) as recognition for the work he has done for children with autism.
The Boyzone singer has been fundraising and increasing awareness of autism in Ireland for a number of years. He became a patron for Irish Autism Action in 2001 and has helped raise nearly €4 million for children and their families since.
“I recommend Mr Keith Duffy for the highest honour this Faculty can bestow for his work as an outstanding advocate for children with autism and their families,” said Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Honorary Secretary of the RSCI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
Keith pictured with his wife Lisa at the ceremony. (Pic: RCSI.ie)
“Keith continues to inspire families and provide hope for those who are faced with thte initial shock of an autism diagnosis, by raising awareness about autism in the public domain and highlighting the need for early intervention, appropriate education and care for children with autism.
The Honorary Fellowship was conferred at a special ceremony this week.
Keith also previously received the Rehab Person of The Year award in 2008 and the 2013 Philanthropist of the Year award.