Suffolk people honoured by Queen
WELL done, sirs! Two Suffolk headmasters are among those honoured by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list announced today.Ipswich teacher Phil Golding, head at St Helen's Primary School in Ipswich, receives an OBE for his services to education.
WELL done, sirs!
Two Suffolk headmasters are among those honoured by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list announced today.
Ipswich teacher Phil Golding, head at St Helen's Primary School in Ipswich, receives an OBE for his services to education.
Margaret Morris, deputy head at the school, said: "He is very regarded here by the children, parents and staff and also by other schools. This is a very well earned and well deserved award in recognition of all the work he has put in."
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Adrian Williams, will receive a CBE for services to education said he was "thrilled" to have been recognised after 18 years at the helm of the County Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds.
Father-of-three Mr Williams has worked as a teacher in London, Somerset and Suffolk for the past 35 years
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He said: "I was stunned to find out about the honour, but am obviously thrilled for the school, my family, and myself,"
"The fact my father got an MBE in 1952 has made this even more touching. If he were alive today, he would be chuffed to bits. But it is great to get such a massive pat on the back, and is a reflection of how well the school is regarded within Suffolk and further afield."
Ex-sailor Edgar Allaway is awarded an OBE for his services to the armed forces' charity Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA).
Mr Allaway, 74, from Aldeburgh, who was a submariner in the 1940s before leaving the forces to start a career in finance, has devoted nearly 15 years to SSAFA.
Cerebral palsy sufferer Lin Berwick is awarded an MBE for her services to people with disability.
Despite being totally blind and a wheelchair user Lin has dedicated her life to helping others with disabilities.
Although Lin faces many difficulties herself she spends her days as a disability consultant and tirelessly fundraising for charities. She founded the Lin Berwick Trust in 1989 to raise funds to build and manage self-catering holiday accommodation for people with disabilities, their families and their careers.
Lin, who lives at Chaucer Road, Sudbury, with husband Ralph Boyce, said: "I was absolutely thrilled when I got the letter saying I was getting an MBE, it is just amazing."
Robert Crosbie, who lives in Ipswich, was made an MBE for his services to the Corporation of London, which provides local government services for the City of London.
Belissa Graves, 83, is awarded an MBE for more than 50 years staunch service to the East Bergholt community.
Mrs Graves, of Gaston Street, said: "I don't do any more than a million other people in villages around the country. I nearly wrote and said "no" but then I thought it would be rude."
Now that she has got used to the idea, though, she said she was very touched.
Mrs Graves started collecting for the annual poppy appeal when she was just six years old, then started a girl guide group in Brantham when she left school at 17.
She was a founder-member of the village community council and has been president of the British Legion women's section since 1965. She has spent 30 years on the parish council, has been a Red Cross organiser.
Deputy Chief Constable of Suffolk Gillian Parker, 48, received Queen's Police Medals handed out for distinguished service.
Mrs Parker, who began her career in Leicestershire before moving to Suffolk in 1998, has been in the police force for more than 22 years.
She said: "It was totally and utterly unexpected. It is a real honour."