Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

THREE peo­ple from the Echo area are cel­e­brat­ing this week af­ter be­ing recog­nised in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List.

Frances Acton, 56, has been awarded a Bri­tish Em­pire Medal for ser­vices to the com­mu­nity in Bar­row-upon-Soar and across Le­ices­ter­shire. As a school gov­er­nance ad­vi­sor and ed­u­ca­tion con­sul­tant, she has de­voted decades of her life to sup­port­ing youth development through­out Le­ices­ter­shire.

Her ci­ta­tion states she was ap­pointed a Foun­da­tion Gover­nor in 1997 and led the con­ver­sion of a school into an acad­emy and en­sured the school still re­tained a warm, happy and fam­ily at­mos­phere. Un­der her lead­er­ship and de­vo­tion, the school has gone from strength-to-strength with at­tain­ment lev­els and learn­ing skills in­creas­ing dra­mat­i­cally. She has also been the unit leader of 1st Bar­row Guides since 2001. As a leader for the Girl Guides she sup­ported young adults in the com­mu­nity and of­fered a va­ri­ety of op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth to take part in dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties in dif­fer­ent set­tings, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional camps. She is tire­lessly de­voted to en­sur­ing the weekly meet­ings meet the needs of the girls. She helps the girls de­velop be­lief in them­selves and pro­motes self-es­teem, con­fi­dence and re­silience.

Rowena Limb, from Lough­bor­ough, re­ceived an OBE for ser­vices to the econ­omy as a Mid­lands area di­rec­tor for the Depart­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­trial Strat­egy.

And Anne-Maria Ne­wham, of Roth­ley, has been made an MBE for ser­vices to nurs­ing at Lin­colnshire Part­ner­ship NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

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