Royal presentation for village stalwart
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