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Saint Oswald's R.C. Church Padgate

Mr & Mrs Mockler

(Below Left) Mrs Eileen Mockler meeting Pope John Paul II taken by the Official Vatican photographer one week before the assassination attempt.
(Below Right) John was the only volunteer out of 17000 volunteers and paid workforce of about 1000 to receive the MBE.
John was a long term volunteer and worked over 2000 hours of voluntary work in the preparation of the Commonwealth Games. John then worked about 250 hours as a Flag Bearer at the victory medal ceremonies. When the Games were over he topped a total of 2500 hours when he helped to catalogue the Games archives.  John was then invited  by Tony Blair to a reception at Lancaster House  and a couple of weeks later was sent a letter from Mr Blair to say he had recommended John for the award of MBE. Since then John has been a volunteer with the Post Games Group working at the London and Salford Triathlons. John has been accepted as a Volunteer at Melbourne and will be working in the Athletes Village. 
(3rd Photograph) John and his brother George were recently awarded Year of the Volunteer Awards, which were presented to them by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. George received his for his work with the Talking Newspaper (He tapes the Warrington Guardian distributes it to those with sight handicap) and John's was for being an inspiration to others.

Mrs Eileen Mockler meets the pope 1981

John & George Mockler

Mr John Mockler receives his MBE from the Queen

St Oswald's R.C. Church Padgate