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Wonderful News

Lynda, Chair of Chester Phab Club has just received notification that The Prime Minister has asked the Cabinet Office to inform her having accepted the advice of the Head of the Civil Service and the Main Honours Committee that her name has been submitted to the Queen.  He has recommended that Her Majesty has graciously approved Lynda be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Birthday 2016 Honours List.

Lynda is delighted a proud moment for her.  The award is in recognition of all the work Lynda has undertaken for Chester Phab Club over 27 years.

Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters “BEM“.

The honours system recognises people who have:

  • made achievements in public life
  • committed themselves to serving and helping Britain

They usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.

Lynda wishes to thank Phab National for the remarkable 27 year journey she has experienced during her voluntary role with Chester Phab Club and Phab National – amazing charities enriching and transforming many lives.

Statistics for information regarding Queens Honours List 2016

In total, 1,149 people have received an award:

• 1,004 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level. 312 at BEM, 477 at MBE and 215 at OBE

• 70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity

• there are 538 successful women candidates in the list, representing 47% of the total

• 8.2% of the successful candidates (90 people) come from a BAME background: the greatest ever number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic recipients in an honours list

• 5.2% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability under the Equality Act 2010

Lynda is one of 312 people to be awarded a BEM, great news for disabled women.


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