Disley Parish Councillor Diane Guy received her MBE at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday 7th February. Cllr. Guy says ‘I am very proud to have been awarded an M.B.E. for services to the community of Disley and I have been very touched by the many messages of congratulations I have received. The Investiture I was invited to attend was held at Buckingham Palace on Friday 7th February – what a wonderful day! There were 106 Awards presented by Prince Charles in the magnificent ballroom at the Palace with Officers on duty being the Lord Chamberlain, Master of the Household and an Equerry in Waiting. On duty on the dais are members of the Queens Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard and music is provided throughout the ceremony by an orchestra from the Band of the Household Division.The ceremony conducted with all this wonderful pageantry is an amazing experience and one which I will remember always with great pride.’
Disley resident Pamela Barnes found herself reminiscing with Prince Charles about his early school days when she arrived at Buckingham Palace for the official presentation of the MBE she had been awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.For back in the 1950s Pamela’s first job, following her arrival in the UK from Australia, was that of teacher to the then eight years old Prince of Wales whose classmates included the grandson of former Premier Harold McMillan.“It was delightful to see the Prince of Wales and chat about his early school days,” Although I have seen him a couple of times over recent years this was the first time we have talked about him being one of my first pupils”.
Pamela, chairman and founder member of the national charity Action for Sick Children was awarded the MBE for her services to children’s health and education. Born on a remote sheep station in New South Wales, Mrs Barnes went on to graduate in psychology and education. She came to the UK in the late 1950s and began her teaching career in London. After marriage to an Oldham textile manufacturer, with whom she had two sons, Mrs Barnes moved to Cheshire where she became involved in a campaign to allow mothers to visit or stay with their sick children in hospitals.The success of that campaign led to the creation of Action for Sick Children, a charity which went on to demand play facilities for children in hospitals, another successful campaign in which Mrs Barnes role was instrumental.
As Chairman of Action for Sick Children, Mrs Barnes has been extremely busy with the charity’s work, including overseeing the charity’s recent survey into first contact health care for children. After the MBE ceremony at Buckingham Palace, she said: “It is a great honour and I was so proud to receive my MBE from the Prince of Wales. It was a day I will never forget.”
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