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British Empire Medal presentation Shropshire

New Year Honours 2022 Shropshire, BEM presentation

British Empire Medal presentation Shropshire

Five Shropshire residents awarded British Empire Medals in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 were  presented with their medals by Shropshire’s Lord Lieutenant Anna Turner. 

British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This includes a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (three to four years) that has made a significant difference .

Anna Turner said:-

“I send my warmest congratulations to all those who have been personally recognised by Her Majesty The Queen, and it is my honour to be able to present them with their awards.

“These honours recognise people who have a made a difference in their communities and those who have devoted themselves over many years – often their whole professional life – to making a difference in their field.”

The recipients and their guests enjoyed the ceremony and reception, which was hosted at the Shropshire Council-run Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

The recipients were 

Rev Wayne Davies, of Ludlow – For services to the community.

Rabinder Singh Dhami, of Hadley, Telford – For services to Fire and Rescue.

Nesta Hill, of Norbury, Bishop’s Castle – For services to the community.

Rev Keith Osmund-Smith, of Telford – For services to the community.

Karen Sawbridge, of Bridgnorth – For services to grassroots Rugby Union football, and to the community.