Queen honours five for service to Buckinghamshire

Five Buckinghamshire residents have been honoured for their voluntary service by HM The Queen with the British Empire Medal.

At a ceremony in the ornate surroundings of Stowe School on Wednesday (October 28), they were presented with their medals by Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher.

They are:
Roberta Sharpe, of Fishermead, Milton Keynes, for services to Gymnastics.
Jennie Ferrigno, of Wooburn Green, for services to the community in High Wycombe.
Jean Peasley, of Bourne End, for services to the community in Bourne End.
Philip Smith, of Sherington, near Newport Pagnall, for services to the community in Sherington.
Elizabeth Pooley, of Chesham, for voluntary political service in Chesham and Amersham.

Citations detailing the service of each recipient were read by Countess Howe and Vice Lieutenant Alexander Boswell.

Sir Henry said: ‘It always gives me enormous pleasure to present these awards on behalf of Her Majesty. We’re very fortunate in Buckinghamshire to have residents who are so committed to serving their communities.’