Royal seal of approval for the great and good
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.
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Deryck Sutton, Paul Kerryson and Christopher Brinsmead were all given honours