The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, attended three special investiture ceremonies on 15th and 16th November to award British Empire Medals (BEM) on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to six very special County volunteers.
The first was held at the Town Hall in Hastings, hosted by the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Nigel Sinden on the 15th November where those receiving their BEM were:
Mr Raymond Barden, Pett
For services to the community in Pett
Ms Sarah Marzaioli, Hastings
For services to Speech and Language Therapy
Mr George (Ron) Ronnie Simmons, Rye
For services to the community in Rye
The second ceremony of the day took place in Westham where Mr Samuel James Fanaroff received the BEM for services to Craftspeople in Sussex.
On Friday 16 November the Mayor of Brighton, Cllr Dee Simson, hosted the ceremony in the Civic Parlour at Brighton Town Hall where those receiving their BEM were:
Mrs Darran Francis Saunders, Brighton
For services to Young People in Brighton and Hove, Founder of The Connor Saunders Foundation
Mrs Courtney Christine Pamela Saunders-Jones, Brighton
For services to Young People in Brighton and Hove, Volunteer The Connor Saunders Foundation
Speaking after the ceremonies the Lord Lieutenant, Peter Field said “It is always a pleasure to recognise volunteers who do so much for our County. These are six special individuals who have given many years devoted service to our County and I am so pleased they have been nationally recognised for their contribution”.
For more information on how to nominate someone for an Honour please visit https://www.gov.uk/honours
The Lord Lieutenant, George (Ron) Simmons, Sarah Marzaioli, Raymond Barden, Mayor of Hastings, High Sheriff; The Lord Lieutenant, Mr Samuel Fanaroff; Mrs Darran Saunders, The Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Courtney Saunders-Jones
Photo © Richard Ball, www.insightproimage.co.uk