Royal pre­sen­ta­tion for vil­lage stal­wart

Macclesfield Express - - TIME-TRIP -

A COM­MU­NITY stal­wart will be pre­sented with a Queen’s hon­our in recog­ni­tion of her ser­vices to Sut­ton.

Chris­tine Eyre heard the good news in the New Year that she’s be­ing given a Bri­tish Em­pire Medal by the Queen for ser­vices to the com­mu­nity.

She has won the award for her com­mu­nity and vol­un­teer work in Sut­ton.

This has in­cluded serv­ing on Sut­ton Parish Coun­cil and run­ning com­mu­nity groups over many years.

Now she is get­ting ready to re­ceive her award at a spe­cial re­cep­tion this week.

She will be pre­sented with the hon­our by the Lord Lieu­tenant of Cheshire at Tat­ton Park.

And it’s part of a busy week of Royal re­cep­tions for Chris­tine, who also at­tended a Gar­den Party at Buck­ing­ham Palace on Thurs­day with her hus­band Ken in recog­ni­tion of her BEM.

Chris­tine said: “There were 7,000 peo­ple there on the lawns of Buck­ing­ham Palace.

“We were in­vited be­cause of my BEM and I was de­lighted. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us for Fri­day’s in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony at Tat­ton Hall.”

Chris­tine got in­volved in the com­mu­nity when she moved to Sut­ton af­ter mar­ry­ing her hus­band of 45 years Ken.

She served as a parish coun­cil­lor from 1988 un­til May, 2015 and was chair­man three times.

Through her role as coun­cil­lor she be­came gov­er­nor at Hollinhey Pri­mary School for 25 yeas.

Chris­tine, of Mi­nor Av­enue, Lyme Green, was chair of the Sut­ton Parish Mil­len­nium Com­mit­tee, served on the com­mit­tee of St James Church’s Sut­ton Hob Nob Club for over 20 years and or­gan­ises the an­nual sun­flower com­pe­ti­tion.

She said: “I was de­lighted to be nom­i­nated for the award and very hum­bled.

“When you work for the com­mu­nity you don’t ex­pect recog­ni­tion like this.

“Liv­ing in a beau­ti­ful area like Sut­ton, Lyme Green and Lan­g­ley, you do your best to keep it that way.”

The BEM will be pre­sented at Tat­ton Hall on Fri­day, May 27.

Also on the list to be pre­sented with a Bri­tish Em­pire Medal are Jane Munro and Deb­bie Quinn who run the Treacle Mar­ket in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre.

●● Chris­tine Eyre, from Sut­ton

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