The High Sheriff, Mr Timothy Wates DL, was privileged to be at Loseley house for presentations of the British Empire Medals by the Lord Lieutenant – Mr Michael More-Molyneuux on the 11th April. Tim said, ‘It was great to meet such a wonderful Group of people being acknowledged for their over and above contribution to society and Surrey life. Their backgrounds varied from food banks, to policing, to the ambulance service, to education to farmers markets. The common thread, enthusiasm, talent and giving back.

Recipients were:

Mr Barnaby Sandow BEM For services to Education

Mr Jack Summers BEM for services to mental health and well-being

Mr Ian Sweeney BEM for services to conservation and heritage in Surrey

Mrs Julia Hopkins BEM for services to the community in Woking

Mr Michael Heath BEM for services to the community in Tongham

Mr Richard Fox BEM for services to policing and music

Mrs Sally Erhardt BEM for services to the Food Industry

Also in the photograph with recipients of the awards is Under sheriff of Surrey – Mrs Caroline Breckell MVO DL, who read the citations.

Photo by Mark Lewis.