Royal seal of ap­proval for the great and good

Macclesfield Express - - NEW YEAR’S HONOURS LIST - STU­ART GREER

APRO­FES­SOR, a scout leader, an artis­tic di­rec­tor and com­mu­nity cham­pi­ons are among res­i­dents named in the Queen’s New Year’s Hon­our’s List.

56, from Rainow, is the na­tional clin­i­cal di­rec­tor for De­men­tia in Eng­land and was awarded a CBE for ser­vices to Health and So­cial Care par­tic­u­larly De­men­tia Care.

The dad-of-two said: “There have been big changes in the aware­ness of de­men­tia in the last three or four years. It ap­pears that some­one thinks I have had a hand in that. It is a fan­tas­tic hon­our to me and my fam­ily, but also a recog­ni­tion of the huge amount of work be­ing done in de­men­tia.”

Alis­tair is pro­fes­sor of Old Age Psy­chi­a­try and vice dean for the Fac­ulty of Med­i­cal and Hu­man Sciences at The Univer­sity of Manch­ester, where his wife Ali­son is an ar­chae­ol­o­gist. He moved to Mac­cles­field 15 years ago and his daugh­ters Han­nah, 25, and Natalie, 23, both went to the King’s School. from Bolling­ton, was awarded the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal (BEM) – an award for mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice rein­tro­duced in 2011 – for ser­vices in Bolling­ton. Pat, who is the chair­man of Bolling­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, helped res­cue it from clo­sure in 2001 when Mac­cles­field Bor­ough Coun­cil was strug­gling to find the funds to main­tain it.

She and a team of vol­un­teers se­cured grants to up­grade and keep the cen­tre open and signed a lease for 20 years.

Pat, who re­tired from work in IT for Bar­clays Bank at Rad­broke Hall in 1997, also helps run the lun­cheon club for older res­i­dents.

Pat, who lives on Sugar Lane, Adling­ton, mar­ried to David, said: “I’m thrilled and stunned to re­ceive my hon­our. I have no idea who put me for­ward, it’s a real hon­our. We’re all vol­un­teers who run the cen­tre and hire it out to com­mu­nity groups to make sure we’re cov­er­ing costs. It’s been hard work but worth it. The cen­tre is so im­por­tant to so many peo­ple and I’m glad I can help.” chair­man of the Bolling­ton branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, also picked up a BEM for ser­vices to Young Peo­ple and the Com­mu­nity in Bolling­ton.

Deryck, 80, of Mor­ton Drive, Sut­ton Lane Ends, has been in­volved with the Ker­ridge War Memo­rial Pa­rade since 1976 and helped start the Bolling­ton Air Cadets in 1982.

The grandad of four, mar­ried to Kath­leen, served as a driver in the RAF from 1957 to 1960 when he was posted to Cyprus. Deryck worked for Bri­tish Aero­space in Wood­ford for many years and in 1975 joined the air cadets in Mac­cles­field as a civil­ian in­struc­tor.

He said: “I was sur­prised and de­lighted to re­ceive the hon­our, but don’t want a lot of fuss. I’ve al­ways en­joyed my work on the pa­rade and there is a won­der­ful com­mit­tee of peo­ple I work with who de­serve recog­ni­tion too.

“I thought 80 was a good time to re­tire but I’m still go­ing. I en­joy work­ing with the young peo­ple in the air cadets and see­ing them progress.”

65, from Up­tonPri­ory, was awarded an MBE for ser­vices to Scout­ing and to the com­mu­nity.

Ann started the 24th Mac­cles­field Scout Group in 1980 which now runs ac­tiv­i­ties for 80 boys and girls across two Beaver units, two cub units and a scout unit.

The grand­mother of two is also the train­ing man­ager for 200 lead­ers in the Mac­cles­field and Con­gle­ton dis­trict, and is in­volved in the UK pro­gramme support team.

She said: “I started the scout group for my son Todd, who was only three at the time but later joined and went all the way to the scouts. I never wanted to give it up I love it so much. It is very re­ward­ing watch­ing chil­dren de­velop phys­i­cally and so­cially.”

Scouts is now a fam­ily af­fair for Ann, whose hus­band Mark is dis­trict com­mis­sioner for Mac­cles­field and Con­gle­ton dis­trict scout group.

Ann’s MBE is also for her com­mu­nity work for Mac­cles­field and dis­trict Live at Home, a so­cial support net­work for the el­derly, and as a first aider for St John Am­bu­lance

She said: “Find­ing out about the MBE was a mas­sive sur­prise, but a huge hon­our for me and the fam­ily.” Also on the list is

from Ker­ridge, who was awarded an MBE for his ser­vices to the­atre in Le­ices­ter­shire, and

a ‘Life Sci­ence Cham­pion’ from Nether Alder­ley.

Christo­pher is the joint chair of the task force set up to as­sure the fu­ture of As­traZeneca’s for­mer site at Alder­ley Park and was awarded a CBE for ser­vices to UK Life­Sciences.

from Dis­ley, will be pre­sented with an MBE for ser­vices to the Stock­port Canal Boat Trust and to the com­mu­nity in Dis­ley, and


who both work for Cheshire Po­lice, have been awarded the Queen’s Po­lice Medal.

‘I’m thrilled

and stunned to re­ceive my


Deryck Sut­ton, Paul Ker­ryson and Christo­pher Brins­mead were all given hon­ours


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