EM­PIRE HON­OURS FOR VOL­UN­TEERS

Lord Lieu­tenant hands out medals to women who work to make a dif­fer­ence to the com­mu­nity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

FOUR women from Bucks re­ceived a pres­ti­gious award this week for their charity and vol­un­teer work.

The ladies were pre­sented with the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal (BEM) at a spe­cial cer­e­mony yes­ter­day (Tues­day) held at Penn House, in Penn Street Vil­lage, near Amer­sham.

Her Majesty’s LordLieu­tenant of Buck­ing­hamshire Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher pre­sented the medals on be­half of Her Majesty The Queen.

Rein­tro­duced in 2012, the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal re­wards a sus­tained, lo­cal con­tri­bu­tion or in­no­va­tive, high-im­pact work of a rel­a­tively short du­ra­tion, for ex­am­ple three to four years, for charity and vol­un­teer work.

The re­cip­i­ents of the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal are:

Coun­cil­lor Mrs Linda Mar­garet Smith, parish and dis­trict coun­cil­lor. For ser­vices to lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the com­mu­nity in Chal­font St Peter.

Mrs Anne Con­nor But­ter­worth for ser­vices to the com­mu­nity in St Leonards and to the Spinal Mus­cu­lar Atro­phy Trust.

Mrs Helen Fowler, Vol­un­teer Read­ing As­sis­tant at St Ge­orge’s In­fant School and Wood­side Ju­nior School, in Amer­sham. For ser­vices to chil­dren and read­ing.

Mrs (Eve­lyn) Mary Dovey, vol­un­teer at Hugh­en­den Manor. For ser­vices to her­itage in Buck­ing­hamshire.

PHOTOS: STEVE PORTER BE162071

Hon­our: Milly Soames DL with Anne But­ter­worth, Helen Fowler, Mary Dovey, Cllr Linda Smith and Sir Henry Aubrey the Lord Lieu­tenant of Buck­ing­hamshire

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