EMPIRE HONOURS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Lord Lieutenant hands out medals to women who work to make a difference to the community
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.
Honour: Milly Soames DL with Anne Butterworth, Helen Fowler, Mary Dovey, Cllr Linda Smith and Sir Henry Aubrey the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire