Her Majesty the Queen celebrated her official birthday last weekend and the honours to mark that occasion have been announced.

There were several people from Cornish on the list, representing a huge amount of work and fundraising activity that has gone on in the County.  Congratulations to everyone!

OBEs

David and Elizabeth Carney-Haworth have both been awarded the OBE for services to children affected by Domestic Abuse.  They founded Operation Encompass.

Catherine Mead, owner of Lynher Dairies has been awarded an OBE, not just for being in charge of supplying yarg to the world, but because of her roles as Chair of the Specialist Cheese Association and the Cornwall Food Foundation, Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall and a trustee of the Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund.

Dr Jenny Blunden, CEO of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust has been awarded an OBE for services to education.

Professor Tamara Galloway has been awarded and OBE for services to Environmental Science, as a result of her work as a professor of toxicology at Exeter University.

MBEs

Jacqui White, who set up Wadebridge Foodbank in 2009 – MBE for services to those living in poverty in Cornwall.

John Casson has received an MBE for his fundraising efforts, supporting smaller charities in Cornwall by raising over £500,000.

Edwin Thomas, former Justice of the Peace, received an MBE for services to disability sport and the community in Cornwall, for his role as chairman of the British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association.

Norman Healy received an MBE for services to wildlife management.

Warrant Officer 1st Class Natasha Pulley, has also been made an MBE, for her work as a role model in the Royal Navy.

British Empire Medal

June Trevithick has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to the community – she’s been a poppy collector for the Royal British Legion since 1969.

Roger Stanford Mead also receives a British Empire Medal, for charitable services in Cornwall, having raised over £100,000 for several charities over the last 25 years.

 

For the full list of Honours, see the Gov.uk website, and for some of the stories, see Cornwall Live and Pirate FM.