Radio One's Trevor receives MBE

Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson was today receiving an MBE for his services to the community.

The Queen was due to present Nelson with the award during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The TV presenter and DJ works as an ambassador for Millennium Volunteers, a Government initiative which encourages people to volunteer in their local communities.

He said: "I am delighted and honoured to be given this award. I have lots of respect for every Millennium Volunteer out there trying to make a difference to their community.

"I would encourage any young person to think about becoming an MV - not only does it help others but it also helps towards achieving your own dreams."

The scheme is open to anyone aged 16-24 and volunteers can take part in activities ranging from sports coaching to DJ-ing.

Since its launch by Tony Blair three years' ago, more than 80,000 people have volunteered their services.

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