A 15-year-old volunteer who helps to keep the streets of Malmesbury clean has revealed his joy at receiving a Christmas card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds.

Ben Thornbury received the card on Wednesday after a busy day clearing up rubbish in the town.

The card features a photo of Boris and Carrie's rescue dog Dilyn.

Ben said: "What a surprise it was to come home and find a lovely Christmas Card from Boris and Carrie.

"It just goes to show how both of them go out of there way to still send Christmas cards to volunteers who serve the country even though they are both very busy people at the moment".

Back in September, Ben received Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Points of Light award for helping vulnerable members of the community during the pandemic.

He set up ‘Malmesbury Coronavirus Advice and Support’ at the start of lockdown, an online platform connecting 65 local volunteers to people in need and offering a variety of services, including prescription collection, grocery shopping, dog walking and welfare checks via phone.

Prior to the outbreak, Ben has been active in supporting his community through regular litter picks and local clean-up campaigns.