Christine Bunting, director at Hyphen Law, has become the 381st winner of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Bunting picked up the award after being invited to a reception held at 10 Downing Street on 3 November hosted by Samantha Cameron, to celebrate the work of Cerebra, a charity for families that include children with neurological-related conditions.
The event marked the launch of the newly formed London Minds division of Cerebra, a committee co-chaired by Bunting, formed to raise awareness of the charity’s work, helping to improve the lives of children and young people with neurological conditions through research, education and directly supporting children and their families and carers, in the capital.
She first came into contact with Cerebra through her work at Hyphen Law, which helps people with mental impairment issues. Bunting has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with the Court of Protection and specialises in the management of high-value personal injury awards arising from complex catastrophic injury and clinical negligence cases.
She has been instrumental in getting the London Minds committee off the ground as the co-chair, uniting six other professionals based in London who are all committed to raising awareness and support for the charity.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Christine has shown great initiative in helping a fantastic charity to raise awareness and funding for its work in London. Cerebra is a lifeline for many children and young people with neurological conditions and their families. By inspiring others to give their time and money, Christine has helped Cerebra to support even more young people, and she thoroughly deserves to be recognised as a Point of Light.”
Bunting said that she was “extremely humbled, yet incredibly proud” to accept the award.
“I am by no means the only person helping to get Cerebra’s London Minds group up and running and to raise awareness in the capital,” she said.
“I am part of a great team of people who are working hard to get the word out that Cerebra is there to provide help and support to children and their families whose lives have been affected by neurological conditions and to give them the opportunity to have a happier, more fulfilled and enjoyable life together.”