DEDICATED residents in Warwickshire have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
The residents were appointed special honours for services to the community.
The century-old tradition was launched by King George during in 1917 during the First World War to recognise the efforts of civilians and those in none-combat roles.
Today it recognises people for achievements in sport, volunteering and helping young people.
Among those commended in the county is Anna March Trye from Leamington.
The 77-year-old is a patron of the Warwickshire Young Carers, which supports young people caring for loved ones at home, and a former High Sheriff. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her dedication to the young people as well as bereaved patients she has counselled at Shipton Medical Practice.
Ms Trye does not charge for this service but instead asks for a donation which she collects for bereavement charity Cruse.
As a High Sheriff, she has helped to organise a series of events to raise awareness of the needs of Young Carers and promote identification within local schools.
Jagtar Singh Gill from Kenilworth, was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the British Sikh and interfaith communities over the last two decades.
He helped deliver the £11million new build Leamington Spa & Warwick Gurdwara and was its General Secretary from 2009 to 2011. He also served as the Secretary General of Sikh Council UK in 2018 and since 2019 he has been working with Sikh Assembly while supporting funding for new Gurdwara projects and Sikh organisations.
Jagtar said: “I am humbled that my seva with Sikh organisations over the years locally and nationally including at Leamington & Warwick Gurdwara and with national representative Sikh organisations and the interfaith community has been recognised with this honour.”
Jo-Anne Wilson was appointed an MBE for her support to veterans. Jo-Ann has managed Southam care home Galanos House since 2003 and holds the title of Queen’s Nurse while sitting on boards including Quality Matters, the task and finish group for the Royal College of Nursing and the South Warwickshire Registered Manager’s Network for Skills for Care.
Her colleague Jessica Kelsey said: “She’s tirelessly helped the home become a home for all residents and staff. The home’s been awarded best care home and palliative care award because of her leadership. And, on a more local level, she is an active member of Dementia Friendly Southam; she’s spent her whole nursing career help others and still continues today. There’s not a day when she’s not helping and supporting the staff to strive and shine through caring.
“Jo-Anne’s so honoured and privileged to receive the MBE but when she received the MBE she accepted not for herself but for the whole home. She’s selfless and an inspiration.”
Others honoured with OBEs included Julie Lindsay for services to vulnerable people and the community, Dr Catherine Isabel McClay for services to the energy sector and the promotion of decarbonisation, David John Rivers Sleath for services to charity and business, Prof Iain Leslie Campbell Chappl for services to oral and dental health and Thomas Gerard Dunn for services to aviation.