Colin Lyall, founder of Say Aphasia, has been recognised as one of the country's 500 Coronation Champions.

In celebration of his extraordinary voluntary commitment to Say Aphasia, Colin was chosen for this prestigious award.

These awards were given together with Her Majesty Queen Camilla in this coronation year. And they are a way for the King and Queen to recognise people who give their time, energy and commitment to causes across the country.

As part of his award, Colin received a medal, certificate and invitation to Buckingham Palace.

After attending the event with his wife, with the Prince and Princess of Wales in attendance, he had this to say: ‘we had such a lovely day at the Buckingham Palace garden party...Thousands of people all dressed up to the nines!

The weather stayed sunny with just a few spots of rain just as it was finishing. Afternoon tea was served with a Regal Crest on the delicious cakes.

Seeing William and Kate and the rest of the supporting family close up was marvellous. It was an absolutely spectacular day to remember for a long time!’

We’re so proud of you and pleased for you Colin. And so grateful for all you do to help people with aphasia.