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British Empire Medals 2019

Published by May Norman at 7:02am 13th April 2019.

Image: From left, Cadet Flight Sergeant Harry East, Chair of North Yorkshire County Council Cllr Robert Windass, Vice Lord-Lieutenant Peter Scrope, Malcolm Margolis BEM, Joy Hudson BEM, Lord-Lieutenant Johanna Ropner, Pamela Morgan BEM, Patricia McBride BEM, Ann Lear BEM, Reverend Timothy Hurren BEM, Gillian Birks BEM, Leading Cadet Lydia Crampton and Cadet Sergeant Daniella Recchia.

British Empire Medals awarded to outstanding individuals

Two people from Harrogate have been awarded British Empire Medals for outstanding services to their communities.

They are:

  • Rev. Timothy John Hurren of Harrogate, for services to the Church and the community in Harrogate.
  • Malcolm Margolis of Harrogate, for services to cycling in Harrogate.

The pair were among a group of seven people who attended a ceremony at Camp Hill, Bedale, where medals were presented by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Johanna Ropner, supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Peter Scrope.

The British Empire Medal recognises those who display a sustained and notable contribution to the community.

Lord-Lieutenant Johanna Ropner said:

“I am delighted to be able to present these British Empire Medal Awards to such deserving individuals. Through their generosity of spirit, they have all made real differences within their communities.”

The other five people who also received the award were:

  • Gillian Sara Birks of Glusburn, for services to the community in Glusburn.
  • Joy Elizabeth Ann Hudson of Malton, for services to sport and the community in Malton and Norton.
  • Valerie Ann Lear of Catterick, for services to Armed Forces Personnel.
  • Patricia McBride of Middlesbrough, for services to the community in Middlesbrough and Teesside.
  • Pamela Grace Morgan of Scarborough, for services to open water and disabled swimming.
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