A grandfather who is fighting cancer is one of a bumper crop of people in Ealing Borough to be named in the New Year Honours list.
Adrian Cave, 73, of Kenilworth Road, Ealing, got an OBE for services to the community in Ealing, having served for 12 years as the former chair of Ealing Community Voluntary Service (ECVS).
He is joined by Sian Vasey, the director of the Ealing Centre for Independent Living in West Ealing, was honoured for services to disabled people and will get an OBE.
Dr Diane Coyle, of The Avenue, West Ealing, is to get an OBE for services to economics.
And Villiers High School assistant headteacher, Dai Jones, will received an MBE for services to education.
Adrian has been overseeing the building of a vital artery in Ealing's volunteer sector - The Lido Resource Centre in Mattock Lane.
Adrian said: "This is a reflection of the tremendous support we've received from a large number of people, which has made the project such a success.
"For many years, community volunteer groups did not have a main centre of contact, either in their area or close by, but with the resource centre we provided one."
The centre, which cost about half a million pounds, was aided by a £240,000 grant from the Home Office.
Adrian, who has worked in architecture and town planning and works as an access consultant, oversaw every stage of the building's creation, from suggesting the original idea to the opening in 1997.
Married to wife Felicity with two children and and five grandchildren, he is currently living with lung cancer but said that coping with the disease is more like a game of chess than a battle.
He said: "I was diagnosed in March having been exposed to asbestos 40 years ago, so I've lived with it for a while. It's about a healthy lifestyle and outwitting the disease, and that's what I'm doing."