Fundraiser Sue is awarded the BEM
11:00am Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
AMMANFORD charity fundraiser Sue Ladd has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her efforts.
Sue has raised an incredible £90,000 for cancer research through her Pink Ribbon Race.
Janet Bradbourn, of Tumble, also received the honour in recognition of her services to the community through her voluntary andcharitablework over 30 years.
Shirley Matthews, of Burry Port, received the award for her 26 years of service to elderly people and the community, The trio were presented with their medals by Lord Lieutenant Robin Lewis.
The medal, which was first established in 1922, is awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown.
The British Empire Medalwas givento subjects of the United Kingdom until 1992, and was brought back this year to commemorate the Queen’sDiamond Jubilee.
Those given the honour do not receive it from the Queen but from the Lord Lieutenant of their county, and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters ‘BEM’.
Also in attendance at the ceremony, held in Llanelli Town Hall, were Carmarthenshire county council leader Cllr Kevin Madge, deputy leaders Cllr Pam Palmer and Cllr Tegwen Devichand, chair Cllr Sian Thomas and chief executive Mark James.
Cllr Madge said: “It was very humbling to be present at the ceremony. They have all carried out so much work to help others, andfullydeserve the recognition the medal brings.
Congratulations to them all, they are very worthy recipients of this honour.”
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