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National Honours for three Worcestershire volunteers

Published: Friday, 12th October 2018

From left to right - Mrs Price, Mr Ward, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs Denlegh Maxwell

On the 9th October, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, The Hon Lady Morrison, presented three Worcestershire volunteers with their British Empire Medal at the Guildhall in Worcester.

Mr Phillip Ward received his BEM for services to the community Bayton & Clows Top.  He has served 50 plus years as the church organist at St Batholomew's Church and playing there every Sunday, as well as once a month at other local churches.  Mr Ward also played a major part in the church choir, organising weekly practices.   

Mrs Cecilia Denlegh-Maxwell received her BEM for services to the community in Worcestershire. She  has worked for NHS in Worcester for 35 years, as a nurse, midwife and community midwife and for the past 17 years she has worked as a health visitor and a mentor and tutor for other health professionals.  Alongside this, she has taught the First Communion and Catechism programmes at her local church for the past 20 years, and sang in the choir. She has also been an active member of the Three Choir Music Festival, Friends Committee since 1990.

Mrs Janet Susan Price received her BEM for services to the community in Bewdley, volunteering for over 60 years. She has been an active member of the local Mothers' Union since 1958, supporting the local community.  She has volunteered for over 50 years for the Children's Society, fundraising for them and as a speaker.  She was a Justice of the Peace for 15 years, a trustee of Bewdley Old Grammar School foundation, making education grants to young people, co-ordinates the local outreach of Christian Aid and has served for many years on St Anne's Parish Church Council.


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