People across the South recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

People across the South have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Thalidomide campaigner from Sussex awarded MBE

A thalidomide campaigner from Sussex has been awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Michaelina Argy from Forest Row has been at the forefront of the fight for compensation and justice for the hundreds of people born with disabilities after their mothers took the morning sickness drug Thalidomide.

She has helped lobby the government here and is currently campaigning for the German Government to acknowledge the role it played in the Thalidomide disaster. The drug was manufactured by a German company.

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