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CONGRATS: Residents celebrated in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours 

 Published on: 11th October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours have been announced with several Hertfordshire residents amongst those who have been honoured.

The Honours List is usually released in June but was postponed this year to honour those who were involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in the list are more than 20 residents from across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Three residents across Hertfordshire were awarded OBEs for their efforts.

These include two St Albans residents. 

The first of which is Shirley Cooper, for her services to Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Procurement and the second Richard Charles Hawkes, chief executive of the British Asian Trust for his services to the charitable sector.

Andrew James Prices, from Hemel Hempstead, also received an OBE for his services to Aviation Security as part of his work as Security Manager at Heathrow Airport.

In addition, several residents across Herts were awarded MBEs:

Lavina Metha, who lives in Watford, was awarded an MBE for her services to Health and Fitness during COVID-19 with her free exercise classes and her ‘Get UK Asians Fit’ campaign.

In a video shared to her Instagram, Lavina said she was ~completely overwhelmed with emotion” as she thanked everyone who had supported her.

In addition, Christopher John Luff, from Chipperfield, was awarded an MBE for his services to the Watford community during COVID-19, which included a volunteer driver service to deliver meals to the vulnerable.

Chandni Sejpal Shah, from Bushey, received an MBE for services to the community in North West London during COVID-19.

Elizabeth Jane Stileman, from Berkhamsted, received an MBE for her services to incident response and charitable service during COVID-19.

Those receiving a BEM include:

Susan Nat Graham, from Rickmansworth, founder and chief executive, Jaspal’s Voice, for services to People with Motor Neurone Disease in the Asian community.

Elfriede Starer, from Watford, for services to Holocaust Education and Awareness.

Ahmud Raza Domah, from Watford, general manager of Hill House Care Home, for services to Social Care during COVID-19.

Those included on the Honours List from Buckinghamshire include:

Professor Ann Sarah Walker OBE, from Chalfont St Giles, professor at the University of Oxford and University College London. For services to Academia and the COVID-19 response.

Dr Dominque Nuala Lucas MBE, from Chalfont St Giles, consultant anaesthetist and lead for obstetric anaesthesia, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Anaesthesia during COVID-19.

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