We are pleased and proud to announce that Christina Schmid has been named IoIC Communicator of the Year 2010 by the Insititute of Internal Communication for championing better equipment for soldiers in Afghanistan and her patronage of the Tickets for Troops Charity.
Christina is the wife of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, who, aged 30, was killed trying to disarm an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on 31st October 2009.
Since his death, Christina, who is Karen's cousin, has spoken powerfully about a number of issues affecting the armed forces and has presented her own BBC1 Panorama investigation into the work of high-threat bomb disposal officers.
Earlier this year Christina became a patron of the charity Tickets for Troops, which offers free tickets for big events to soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Her fellow patron Samantha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister, has praised her 'remarkable strength' and her campaigning work on behalf of troops serving abroad.