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New Year's Honours in Norfolk

The Queen has honoured a selection of people across Norfolk in the New Year's Honours list. Photo:

These are the people living in Norfolk who have been named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

BAR TO ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL

Robert William Turvey, RVM. Formerly Sawmill Sales manager, Sandringham Estate.

QUEEN'S POLICE MEDAL

Philip Michael Gormley. Chief Constable, Norfolk Police.

OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)

Professor Ian Bateman. Professor of Environmental Science and Economics, University of East Anglia. For services to Environmental Science and Policy. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Ms Elisabeth Chapman. Programme manager, Thorpe Hamlet and Heartsease Children's Centre. For services to Children and Families. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Professor David Kenneth Howe. Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of East Anglia. For services to Vulnerable Children and Families. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Ms Nichola Johnson. For services to Museums and Cultural Heritage. (Norfolk)

Graham Smith. For services to the Voluntary and Charitable Giving Sector in the United Kingdom. (Norwich, Norfolk)

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)

Miss Jessica-Jane Applegate. Swimmer. For services to Swimming. (Norfolk)

Horace Macdonald Cross. For voluntary service to the Royal British Legion in Norfolk. (Downham Market, Norfolk)

Mrs Sally Campbell-Gray. For services to the Riding for the Disabled Association. (King's Lynn, Norfolk)

Mrs Karen Hull. Personal Adviser, Norfolk Careers Service and Connexions Norfolk. For services to Education. (Thetford, Norfolk)

Richard Leslie Shaw. Volunteer, The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House. For services to charity. (Hunstanton, Norfolk)

Mrs Freda Sheehy. For services to the community in Norwich. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Wynn. For services to Elderly People at the Sprowston Day Centre in Norwich, Norfolk. (Norwich, Norfolk)

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM)

Mrs Heather Didwell. Volunteer, Catton Grove Community Association. For services to the community in Norwich. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Christopher Holt. For services to the community in Hunstanton Norfolk. (King's Lynn, Norfolk)

Duncan Arnold Pigg. For services to the community in Hethersett Norfolk. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Mrs Janet Ann Stangroom. For services to the community in Whissonsett, Norfolk. (Dereham, Norfolk)

Richard Shaw, 59, from Hunstanton has been awarded the MBE for his services to charity.

Mr Shaw has been involved in the successful development of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). Between 1999 and2004, he was a volunteer who helped with the fundraising work and was later invited to do consultancy workfor the charity. In 2002, he was invited by the founder of TCT to become a trustee and help the charity to boostits profile and fundraising strategy.

In 2004, he became Director of Fundraising and Education. During thisperiod, the annual turnover of the charity increased substantially from £2m to £10m per annum. He has nowhelped to raise over £44m for TCT. With a sound fundraising base and constant source of funds, the charityhas been able to deliver and change the way teenagers and young adults are treated in the UK healthsystems.

TCT has been able to build 16 specialists units for young people in NHS hospitals and in localcommunities. In addition to his work with TCT, from 2006 to present date he has made a positive contributionto the governance of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House where he was a volunteer, trustee for three years and iscurrently the Chief Executive.

Freda Sheehy, 60, from Norwich was awarded the MBE for services to the community in the city.

Mrs Sheehy has had a profound impact on the lives of many residents in West Norwich for over 20 years through anumber of voluntary and paid roles. These have included establishing and developing West Norwich CreditUnion, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS), Cadge Road Community Centre and the NorthEarlham, Larkman and Marlpit Development Trust which she chaired for many years.

Through this work shehad inspired residents to get involved in local activities, developed local creative projects such as a CarnivalClub and ensured that the local community centre has provided social and learning activities and a space forlocally organised events that meet the needs of local people. Similarly, the innovative Norwich MABS servicehas helped people find a manageable way out of debt.

She continues to be an inspirational and trustedcommunity leader with a deep knowledge and understanding of the needs of her community. She has led thedevelopment of a number of initiatives which continue to contribute and provide a better quality of life for manypeople.

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