LIFE-LONG Spam fan Graham Purdam, of New Mill, has been honoured at London's Savoy Hotel.
Graham, of Butterley Lane, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his love of the tinned meat at the sixth annual Spammie Awards.
He received a certificate and trophy - a can of Spam mounted on a Perspex plinth.
He has spread the Spam message worldwide by wearing his Spam T-shirt during a series of international charity bike rides in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society.
Graham, who is in his 60s, has raised more than £8,000 on the charity rides, which have taken place in Costa Rica and Iceland.
His next stop will be Vietnam in February, which will enable him to raise even more money for the charity.
He said his love of chopped ham and pork started during the war years. And he and his wife, Penelope, still have a weekly Spam fritter ritual on a Sunday lunchtime.
Marianne Pollock, a spokeswoman for Hormel Foods, maker of Spam, said: "Graham deserves to be rewarded for all of his great efforts.
"We wish him the best of luck in his next challenge and hope he continues to spread the spirit of Spam all over the world."