The New Year’s Honours list has been announced for Suffolk. Sixteen Suffolk residents were recognised in the list which included a number of recipients for their exceptional services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare, Countess of Euston commented,
‘ I am delighted that so many outstanding Suffolk citizens have been singled out in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List. This has been such a difficult year for everyone, with so much sadness, but it has been quite remarkable how right across this wonderful county of ours, people have come forward in towns and villages, with offers of help and support. Suffolk is truly a most compassionate county and these wonderful individuals have been an inspiration to us all, bringing a ray of light into the darkness. Now, a number have been recognised nationally for their huge contribution to their communities during the pandemic. I am particularly delighted with the eight British Empire Medals which are specifically intended to recognise local heroes.’
The BEM Recipients will be invested later in the year by the Lord Lieutenant. Those honoured in the 2021 list are:
Mr Robert Champion – Founder, Bob Champion Cancer Trust. For Charitable services to Prostate and Testicular Cancer Research
Mrs Catherine Morgan – Chief Nurse, East of England Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement For Services to Nursing
Mrs Sharon Pursey – Co-Founder, Safe ToNet. For services to International Trade
Miss Jacqueline Nicola Copping – Deputy Director of Nursing, James Paget University Hospitals NHS. For Services to Nursing, particularly during Covid-19
Mr Tiger De Souza – Volunteering and Inclusion Director, National Trust. For Servies to volunteering in the Not for Profit Sector, Particularly during the Covid-19 response.
Mr Paul John Fenton – Director, Estates and Facilities, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. For Services to the NHS.
Mr Martin Paul Mann – Chair, Special Olympics. For Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities
Mr Maxwell John Milburn – For Services to Fundraising, especially for St Nicolas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds
Mr Kenneth Edward Ashby – Lately Watch Commander, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. For Services to the Community in Suffolk and to the Firefighters Charity.
Mrs Pearl May Brunning – For Services to the Community in Eriswell, Suffolk
Mr Richard Sperrin Fawcett – Chair, Friends of Thurston Library. For services to Public Libraries.
Mr Stephen Christopher Gee – Biomedical Scientist, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust. For Services to the NHS during the Covid-19 Response.
Mr David Howse – Special Inspector, Suffolk Constabulary. For voluntary service to Policing.
Miss Brenda Ann Jackson – For Services in the Community in Woodbridge
Mrs Christine Elizabeth Shand – For Services to the Community in Newmarket
Doreen Peggy Twitchett – For Services to the Community in Lavenham