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Channel Islanders recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

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8 people from across the Channel Islands are celebrating after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

As the Queen marks her official birthday, people from Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney are being honoured for their hard work within their communities.

ITV News has spoken to two of them who say they are delighted.

Rosemary James who is 89, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to sport in Alderney.

She helped set up a tennis club and is now hoping to get a swimming pool built for the island too.

Jane Aireton who nominated Rosemary for the award said that she's "always up for the underdog and will do anything to help anybody."

Stephen Murray Jones from Guernsey has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his work withlocal charities.

One of those charities in particular is Guernsey Cheshire Homes which provides care for people with serious physical disabilities.

Stephen said he just "enjoys the process of doing whatever is needed."

Here is a full list of those recognised:

  • Ian Richardson (MBE)- for services to Jersey Hospice Care
  • Andre Bonjour (MBE)- for services to the Sea Cadet Corps
  • Susie Robins (MBE)- for services to the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Victoria Atherton (MBE)- for services to the Air Cadet Movement
  • Stephen Jones (OBE)- for services to local charities
  • Keith Robins (MBE)-for services to vulnerable young people
  • Sarah Penney (RVM)- for services to Guernsey's Government House
  • Rosemary James (BEM) for services to sport in Alderney