Saturday, June 16, 2007

A caring pensioner who washes the feet of homeless people has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Salvation Army member Mary Randell, 64, has carried out the service for years for the homeless in Bournemouth, and said today they queued up to have their feet washed.

"Years and years ago, Jesus knelt at the disciples and washed their feet. He was showing them that he was a servant as well as a king.

"I would not be any good being posh and doing fancy things but I can wash feet and I can listen to people's stories, and I can tell them that someone cares," she said.

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