23 Sep British Empire Medal Presentation Shropshire
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner was delighted to be able to present four Shropshire residents with their British Empire Medals awarded in Her Late Majesty’s Birthday Honours.
British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for ‘hands-on” service to the local community and this includes long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (three to four years) that has made a significant difference.
Mrs Turner said “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 and I would like to congratulate all those who have been personally recognised by Her Late Majesty The Queen, and it is my honour to be able to present them with their awards”.
The recipients and their guests enjoyed the ceremony and reception which was hosted by Telford and Wrekin Council at The Anstice which is run by the Anstice Community Trust
The recipietns were:-
Simon Griffiths, Fire Service Watch Manager from Whitchurch, who has served the town for 44 years.
Telford & Wrekin Councillor Malcolm Smith who has represented the people of Hadley for more than 50 years.
Telford charity founder Kate Phillips for her work as the founder and volunteer project manager of The Christmas Smile Project.
Graham George Watkins, head coach at Mid Shropshire Wheelers for services to Cycling
British Empire Medal recipients
Simon Griffiths, Kate Philips, Malcolm Smith & GrahamWatkins
PhotographRob Finney Photography