New Year's Honours List announced

A number of people across the Calendar region will be recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2014.

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PC Sharon has "won community's trust"

In Hull - PC Sharon Houfe gets an MBE for services to Policing. She works to protect minority groups in the city and works in schools to reduce racial bullying. Khasroul Choudhury, the chairman of Pearson Park Mosque paid had this to say:

"Sharon is well liked, admired and respected by the whole community, the youngsters, the youth and the elders. It is the way she communicates with people, it's the way she speaks and explains things to people - and listens.

She is the model police community officer, friend of the whole community where everyone knows her by first name basis. She was won the trust of the community."


Honour for Sheffield consultant

World leading consultant Pamela Shaw Credit: Sheffield Teaching Hospital

A world-leading consultant who is at the forefront of research and treatment into diseases of the nervous system has been named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Pamela Shaw, Consultant Neurologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Professor of Neurology at the University of Sheffield, is one of only 16 figures across the country to be given a Damehood in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to neurosciences.

This includes the establishment of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurosciences (SITraN), an £18million research facility bringing together 150 international clinicians and scientists to fight crippling diseases such as motor neurone disease.

The Queen meets Pamela Shaw at the hospital Credit: Sheffield Teaching Hospital

Halifax man honoured for wheelchair rugby work

63-year-old Malcom Kielty from Halifax has been honoured for his voluntary commitment to thousands of disabled people who've been able to enjoy sport at local, national and international level.

He is to receive an MBE for services to Wheelchair Rugby League as he was instrumental in introducing the sport to England.

Unable to play able bodied sport (having contracted polio at 16), at the age of 17 he formed the Bradshaw Junior Rugby League Club, becoming Club Secretary and Administrator.

In the early 1970s he established the Physically Handicapped, Able Bodied League, in which young disabled people played handball and water polo alongside their able bodied counterparts.

Since 2003 he has led the Calderdale Community Coaching Trust and is a Regional Rugby League Development Officer for Calderdale.

He has also raised thousands of pounds for the provision of specially adapted sports wheelchairs.

Bradford woman gets MBE for services to young people

A woman from Bradford who set up a fund after her 16-year-old daughter died from inhaling lighter gas has been honoured for services to children, young people and families.

In 1997, Pat Bleau helped to set up the Chantelle Bleau Memorial Fund to raise awareness of Volatile Substance Abuse.

She felt that the public should be made aware of solvent abuse dangers. The Fund goes into schools in Bradford to raise awareness on the issue.

She continued to work closely on the charity with the support of her Church for about five years and in that time she campaigned successfully to raise the legal age for purchasing butane gas from 16 to 18.

Pat has also fostered a number of children with complex and additional needs, advocating for those who find it difficult to have their voice heard.

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